Monthly Archives: April 2016

Last week, McDonald’s announced its earnings and profit numbers for the first quarter of 2016. The company reported $5.9 billion in gross sales and $1.1 billion in net income—a 35 percent increase from the first quarter of 2015. So what’s behind McDonald’s recent success? Some chalked the spike up to… Read More»

Hugo Boss, the multibillion-dollar luxury fashion giant, is under fire for a string of labor violations at its massive factory in Turkey. The Fair Labor Association (FLA), an auditing group made up of universities, NGOs and companies, including Hugo Boss, recently issued a report based on its monitoring of working… Read More»

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in the case of United States v. Texas, a case that will determine the fate of the most significant immigration initiatives in decades. These initiatives are essential to workers’ rights and to millions of working people across the country. The case… Read More»

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Melissa Benjamin is a mom of two from Denver who has worked as a home-care provider for more than 16 years. Melissa has wanted to be a caretaker since she was young, as she watched her mother help rehabilitate her severely injured brother. “You know that feeling when you get… Read More»

UPDATE on 4/13/16: Attorneys general in seven states and the District of Columbia have announced they have joined forces with the New York Attorney General’s office to look into complaints involving retailers who insist on their employees keeping their schedules open and lives on hold for shifts they may never… Read More»

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A strike is the most recognizable and publicized element of a workplace dispute, but it’s also one of the most confusing and misunderstood. This simple guide helps clarify what a strike is and what’s involved. What is a strike? A strike occurs when a team of people withhold labor in… Read More»

Women cannot always count on their employer to give them equal pay for an equal day’s work. But we can close the gap if working women like Atisha Perdue are able to come together to negotiate the terms of their work. Learn more about Atisha, her fight for fair pay… Read More»

This post was written by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, a writing fellow at the Center for Community Change. 2016 has been a particularly volatile election season. The winds of change have swept through the electorate. Both parties have experienced “revolutions” by a voter electorate frustrated by traditional party politics and stagnated… Read More»

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Update: This morning at 6 a.m., more than 39,000 Verizon employees have gone on strike. Stand with them now! Today, unions of working people at Verizon announced that they will strike on Wednesday morning if their bosses fail to come to the table to negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement. More… Read More»

We already knew that chambers of commerce, at the national, state and local levels, lobby against the interests of working Americans. Yesterday we learned that these business groups might be lobbying against their own members’ interests too. In a leaked webinar, a member of conservative pollster Frank Luntz’s firm reviews… Read More»