News From: Good Jobs Now


by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 28, 2015

Fast Food Automation gonna happen anyway

Conservative blowhards and the mocking birds that mimic their nonsense are trying to get the word out that raising fast food wages to a minimum of $15 an hour will kill jobs and lead to automation....

by Daniel Hinton | on Sep 16, 2015

UCOMM Ed: What's a Non-Compete Clause?

Knowing about working conditions in the absence of unions informs us why they're still very much necessary in today's economy. One common practice in non-union workplaces is the non-compete...

by Daniel Hinton | on Aug 25, 2015

Labor Secretary Pays Visit to Fight for 15 and a Union

The Fight for $15 and a Union movement has a friend in the White House: U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez. In Detroit earlier today, Sec. Perez met with fast food workers, organizers, and the Metro...

by Guest Post | on Aug 14, 2015

Perez: Your Voice in the Workplace Matters

We found this piece through an email we regularly get from the United States Dept. of Labor. Enjoy.Our nation’s continued recovery from the worst recession in generations has given us a lot to...

by Guest Post | on Aug 01, 2015

Chen: Full time workers & poverty wages

Amid all the controversy over the recent push in New York and elsewhere for a $15 minimum wage, it's important to remember the big picture. In the decades after World War II, the United...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 20, 2015

Petition to Germany

Workers at T-Mobile are facing harassment, intimidation and fear as they are seeing their basic workplace freedoms stripped away.  T-Mobile wireless workers are not organized and as a result...

by Brian Young | on Jul 17, 2015

Busted in Da Bronx!

On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the first arrest of a fast food franchise over stolen wages.  Abdul Jamil Khokhar, an owner of 9 Papa John’s in the Bronx, was...

by Paul Cameron | on Jul 17, 2015

IBEW 459: Locked out - back in!

The following is a message from Paul Cameron to the membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 459 based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.I would like to start with some...

by Brian Young | on Jul 07, 2015

Overtime Pay for Overtime Work

President Obama added another one to his list of recent reforms: all workers making under a $50,440 yearly salary are now guaranteed overtime pay. The overtime pay expansion includes 5 million...

by Daniel Hinton | on Jun 18, 2015

New York's Wage Boards

There really is no shortage of reasons for raising the hourly minimum wage in the fast food industry:Three out of four fast food workers in New York earn $9.25 per hour or less. Contrary to...

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