Author: Ethan Miller

After much anticipation and speculation, the Labor Department released an update today to the rules that govern who is protected by the overtime pay provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act. This long overdue change will significantly increase the number of people who are able to earn a fair return… Read More»

The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive will take place on Saturday, May 14. This massive food drive, organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, takes place in 10,000 cities and provides food to communities across the country. Last year I spoke with Willie Groshell,… Read More»

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»

In a groundbreaking week for the labor movement in the southern United States, working people are proving that anything is possible when you stand together to change the rules and fight for better workplaces. Huntsville, Alabama, Call Center Workers Join CWA In Huntsville, Alabama, the 750 men and women who… Read More»

At first, companies like Uber were hailed as “disrupters” and “innovators” that would change not only the way we purchase goods and services, but also how we work and earn income. Now, holes are starting to show in the fabric of the “on-demand” economy business model. Until recently, there was… Read More»

On February 12, 750 Jobs With Justice leaders, activists and allies converged on Washington, D.C., for the 2016 Jobs With Justice National Conference. Conference attendees, who came from across the country and as far as Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, India and Indonesia, spent two days learning from each other, strategizing for… Read More»

In early October Urban Outfitters announced that it would be ending on-call scheduling, joining the growing list of retailers such as The Gap, J. Crew, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret that are abandoning the abusive employer practice. However, Urban Outfitters admitted that the company would only make reforms… Read More»

Bath & Body Works recently announced it would stop utilizing on-call scheduling, becoming the latest in a string of retail establishments, including Gap, Victoria’s Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch, to abandon the practice. On-call schedules are popular in the retail and service sectors, forcing employees to schedule their lives around… Read More»

They say the economy is recovering, but everyday Americans have seen the value of their paychecks fall since the end of the recession.

Learn more about the need to raise wages for hardworking people across the country.