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Domino’s Wage Theft

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On May 26, 2016
Not only is the pizza inedible, but Domino’s also steals money from its already low-wage workers. The workers who assembled and delivered the pie clock their hours on a computer system, and those workers are then paid. But for years, according to the lawsuit against the corporate franchiser that owns Domino’s Pizza, the computer system […]

Wendy’s Boycott

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On May 18, 2016

On the issue of consumer boycotts, the general rule should be that if affected workers are calling for it, then it’s something we should support (the UFW grape boycott) and if it’s consume

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The Fight for $15: A History

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On March 20, 2016
This is a good history of how the Fight for $15 started, how SEIU has promoted it, and the impact it has had on American political life. The groundwork for the movement was laid in 2011, when the Occupy movement started drawing unprecedented attention to the growing chasm between haves and have-nots. Around the same […]
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Joint Employers

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On August 27, 2015
In a major victory against the obscuring of employers in order to disempower workers, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that corporations who use contractors and franchises are the joint employers of those workers. This is an enormously important decision because employers like the fast food industry (the case is actually about a waste […]
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Fast Food Nation

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On June 10, 2015
I find it fascinating that as the lower end fast food chains find their sales slipping, a solution is to create the most ridiculous and/or disgusting food possible. Such is the new Pizza Hut hot dog pizza. I never thought I would object to mustard on anything, but I guess I am wrong. Share

Noncompete Clauses

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On June 4, 2015

Chris Murphy and Al Franken have introduced a bill to ban one of the most egregiously oppressive practices against low-wage workers: noncompete clauses. The bill from Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and

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