Stories tagged: "labor"


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Minimum Wage Workers Say, ‘I Wonder How I’m Going to Make It,’ as Candidates Debate

Biden offers first pay raise in 11 years while Trump threatens a veto and offers tax cuts.

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GOP Killing a Wisconsin Wage Law Didn’t Save Money, It Just Gave Construction CEOs a Raise

The 2017 repeal of prevailing wage rules resulted in fewer local contractors getting work, declining blue-collar wages, yet no savings for state government.

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Thousands of Workers Are Going on Strike for Black Lives Today. Here Are Their Demands.

Tens of thousands of frontline workers across the country are going on strike Monday to protest systemic racism and police brutality and to demand that corporations and the government take action to address white supremacy, end economic exploitation of Black workers, and allow all workers to unionize.

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Labor Organizers: Here’s How McDonald’s Could Really Show It Believes Black Lives Matter

Fight for $15 and union organizers want the corporation to pledge $61.2 million to cover 10% of workers for additional sick leave for two weeks.

Workers in health care, hospitality, food processing and other industries say the Wisconsin Supreme Court order to kill the safer at home rules will make workplaces less safe.
Killing ‘Safer at Home’ Means a Lot of People Won’t Feel Safer at Work

Progress made in containing coronavirus in Wisconsin may already be backsliding

The city council in Green Bay will consider a proposal on Tuesday to direct some of its federal coronavirus aid directly to frontline workers
Green Bay Plans to Give $100K to Frontline Workers – Including Meatpackers

The city plans to use some of its federal coronavirus relief to help essential workers.

The meatpackers of today deserve the respect shown to packers since Green Bay's original Acme Packers football team.
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For more than a century, meatpackers have been taken for granted as ‘not regular folks.’ That should change.