Posts Tagged ‘workers’

dc

This would of course happen in DC…where the appeasement of those making food and bussing tables for the political elite is most desirable. Nonetheless a good story, given that even walmart’s threats were unable to kill the bill. Bottom line: Companies with over $1 billion in annual corporate sales and using facilities over 75,000 square feet will be forced to add a few extra dollars per worker per hour to the payroll budget.

Click here for the full story from washingtonpost.com

 

WASHINGTON (PAI) – Walmart’s reversion to its normal widespread labor law-breaking – firing workers who led walkouts against it last fall and this spring – has prompted Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., to introduce legislation to protect the workers.

Though his legislation is not expected to go anywhere in the tea party-run GOP-controlled House, Grayson used HR2311, the “Worker Anti-Retaliation Act,” to spotlight the retail monster’s continual repression of its low-paid no-benefits workers…

Click here for the full story from peoplesworld.org

Sunnyvale, California – Five activists were arrested at Yahoo headquarters Monday afternoon in a protest over the firing of eleven Walmart employees who this month went on strike. The planned civil disobedience action followed an hour-long demonstration in the Yahoo lobby; about thirty workers and supporters gathered to demand a meeting with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who joined Walmart’s board last year….

Click here for the full story from thenation.com

Brazilian explains why she will not attend the World Cup, lodges complaints (recorded just before Brazilian protests began).