On Monday, California lawmakers are preparing to announce a deal, according to the state's newspapers, to raise the minimum wage statewide to $15 an hour by 2022, becoming the first state to meet a target that over the past few years has gone from a pie-in-the-sky activist demand to the new baseline for big cities. Click here to read the rest of this article.
More than 1.1 million Wal-Mart workers in the U.S. got a pay raise Saturday as the company implemented the second phase of a $2.7 billion plan to improve working conditions, which includes a companywide rollout of scheduling changes to give employees more control over their shifts. Click here to read the rest of this article.
When Walmart announced last week that it would lay off thousands of employees across the country with the closure of nearly 300 stores, Uber saw an opportunity. The company moved quickly in an attempt to lure the laid off Walmart workforce into new, albeit similarly unstable, jobs. Click here to read the rest of this article.
Keep your eyes open. While everyone from the president to the pope is talking about inequality, one case with the potential to strike the biggest blow to working people in decades is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. Click here to read the rest of this article.
As activists from around the world spend their final days in Paris at the United Nations climate summit, we are re-committing to solving the climate crisis back home. Click here to read the rest of this article.
There is something strange going on. Some of the largest employers in America want us to think their jobs are not real jobs. And Uber is following their lead. Click here to read the rest of this article.
These are exciting times in the so-called “sharing economy,” and not just for Silicon Valley techies and billionaire investors. The moment has finally arrived for the people who actually do the work of moving, sharing and renting their goods through businesses like Uber and AirBnB to get some much-needed attention. Click here to read the rest of this article.
Yesterday, news broke that Mayor de Blasio's administration will pursue the model of waste collection groups like PWF affiliate, ALIGN, and its Transform, Don't Transh NYC coalition have been fighting for for the last two years.
Below is a note from our New York affiliate, ALIGN, on the transition of their executive director: