Tag 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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more