Category Archives: living wage

Fast Food Workers Claim Retaliation after Wage Protests

(APN) ATLANTA — Some Atlanta fast-food workers who added their voices to a strike for a 15 dollars per hour wage, and the right to form a union without retaliation, that swept 150 U.S. cities–with counterpart protests in 33 countries worldwide–on May 15, 2014, are now experiencing first-hand just what that retaliation looks like. The local day of action, led […]

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Republicans Block Vote on $10.10 Minimum Wage in U.S. Senate

By Cheryl Courtney-Evans, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News. ¬†Photograph courtesy of Americans United for Change.   (APN) ATLANTA — During a noontime vote in the U.S. Senate yesterday, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, a vast majority of Senate Republicans blocked the opportunity for the Senate to vote on an increase in the minimum wage of U.S. workers from $7.25 per […]

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(IPS) Despite Push by Obama, Minimum Wage Hike Stagnating

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/despite-push-by-obama-minimum-wage-hike-plan-stagnating/ ATLANTA, Georgia, May 29 2013 (IPS)¬†– During his State of the Union address earlier this year, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke about the need to increase the federal minimum wage, which Congress has not voted to raise since 2007.¬† But while several legislative proposals have been introduced to raise […]

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