Hundreds of employees from stores such as McDonald’s Corp., Macy’s Inc. and Victoria’s Secret walked off the job Wednesday in Chicago for higher wages, three weeks after a similar strike by fast-food workers in New York.
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) opponents warned it would happen, but now there's mounting proof that full-time employees are being replaced with part-timers, at least in the retail industry where Walmart is focused on keeping the majority of workers to part-time hours only. A new hiring policy uncovered by Reuters shows that nearly half of its stores are only hiring part-time employees, thus avoiding the mandate to provide health care or pay a fine. A Reuters survey of 52 stores run by the largest U.S. private employer in the past month, including one in every U.S.
President Obama, the unions, and Democrats in general are attempting to force Wal-Mart to raise its minimum wage.
In Seattle, there is an absurd push by activists to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour for fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and other minimum wage workers.
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is facing accusations of shortchanging thousands of employees who haven’t been getting paid while being forced to wait in line to show they aren’t trying to steal an iPhone, iPad or other merchandise from the company’s bustling stores.
The complaint filed July 25 in a San Francisco federal court threatens to increase public scrutiny of how Apple Inc.’s treats the lower-paid contractors and employees who make and sell the products that have enriched the Cupertino, Calif., company.
Hundreds of fast-food employees in Detroit walked off the job on Friday, temporarily shuttering a handful of outlets as part of a growing U.S. worker movement that is demanding higher wages for flipping burgers and operating fryers.
June 13 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has in recent months been only hiring temporary workers at many of its U.S. stores, the first time the world's largest retailer has done so outside of the holiday shopping season.
NEW YORK — Fast-food workers staged strikes at McDonald’s and Burger Kings and demonstrated at other stores in sixty U.S. cities on Thursday in their latest action in a nearly year-long campaign to raise wages in the service sector.
The strikes spread quickly across the country and have shut down restaurants in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Raleigh and Seattle, according to organizers.