In a report, 82 percent of low-wage workers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota said they have to work at least two jobs to make ends meet. Sixty-four percent reported they worked when sick because they were denied paid time off.
What began in 2012 as a movement of a few hundred fast-food workers demanding decent pay reached a climax yesterday, with both Democratic presidential front-runners tweeting their support for the #FightFor15 protesters who marched in 400 cities, according to some estimates.
The online shopping giant faces claims that it cheated workers of wages, overtime, and employment protections.
President Obama’s directive to delay inquiries into criminal records could move the government closer to outlawing disclosure of past felonies as a prerequisite for employment.
While public outrage over the NSA leaks continues, the impact of faulty FBI background checks is a lesser known but potentially more harmful threat to American workers.
Who could fill Solis’s shoes and demonstrably make progress on policies impacting vulnerable workers?
While the “fiscal cliff” dominated the news ad nauseum, ten states quietly increased their minimum wage, effective January 1. A whopping 59 percent of all minimum wage earners are women.