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Fight for Minimum Wage Increase Moves from State Capitol to McDonalds

Fight for Minimum Wage Increase Moves from State Capitol to McDonalds
Colorado workers are gathering at the Capitol at noon today, calling on the state legislature to ask Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Then the workers are heading a few blocks away to continue their rally at, appropriately, a McDonald’s. No doubt, some state lawmakers will flatly oppose an increase of the minimum wage, which is $8 an hour in Colorado — higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 hourly.
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Will Seattle Join One of Its Suburbs with a $15 Minimum Wage?

Will Seattle Join One of Its Suburbs with a $15 Minimum Wage?
As previously reported, SeaTac, a small town outside of Seattle, voted to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour on Nov. 5. The victory was confirmed Tuesday after a recount and will go into effect after a corporate-backed lawsuit over the wage is resolved. Now working family activists in Washington State are hoping to ride the success of the SeaTac vote to Seattle, and they’ve found support from the mayor and the majority of City Council members.
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Kenneth Quinnell
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Always Low Prices, Lower Standards: Walmart Holding Food Drive for Its Own 'In Need' Employees

Always Low Prices, Lower Standards: Walmart Holding Food Drive for Its Own 'In Need' Employees
Just in time for the holidays: a heart-warming story of individual generosity and corporate greed. A Walmart in Ohio is collecting food for Thanksgiving for their own employees, whom they clearly do not pay enough.
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From Shore to Store: Why Drivers from LA and Long Beach's Ports Are on Strike

From Shore to Store: Why Drivers from LA and Long Beach's Ports Are on Strike
The containers that arrive in American ports by the thousands every day need drivers to move their contents from the stacked metal containers to shelves of Walmart, Target, Home Depot and more. In Los Angeles and Long Beach, the non-unionized truck drivers, often wrongly hired as independent contractors, set up the picket line to highlight their "fight for respect and a fair wage."
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Ramon Guadamoz
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