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While Sarah Palin publishes another screed about the dreaded (and imaginary) secular war on Christmas and Christianity (you can listen to her read some lovely passages from the book here), Walmart is conducting a real assault on another cherished American family holiday– Thanksgiving.
It’s the latest development in a trend in American retailing– pushing back the [...]
Posted: November 16th, 2013 under Employment Rights.
Nancy Salgado, a single mother of two young children and a 10-year employee of a McDonald’s restaurant in Chicago, confronted McDonald’s president Jeff Stratton when he spoke at a meeting of the Union League Club.
“Do you think it’s fair that I am making $8.25 [the hourly minimum wage in Illinois] while I’ve worked for McDonald’s [...]
Posted: October 12th, 2013 under Employment Rights.
We’ve posted here about the Chinese factories run by Foxconn– a Taiwanese-based manufacturer of Apple iPods, iPads, and iPhones famous for its forced student “internships”, suicide nets and rioting employees.
Although Foxconn promised Apple it would improve working conditions at its Chinese factories in March of 2012, workers rioted at the company’s Taiyuan plant as recently [...]
A sample monthly budget brought to you by the fine corporate folks at McDonald’s and Visa has been widely and justly ridiculed.
Laura Clawson at ThinkProgress Labor wrote:
McDonald’s told ThinkProgress that “The samples that are on this site are generic examples and are intended to help provide a general outline of what an individual budget may [...]
Posted: July 29th, 2013 under Employment Rights.
Accountancy Live reports that temp agency, Employ-E has gone into liquidation with an unpaid tax bill of at least £58 millions; although £22.5 millions of that could have come from money owed by the the parent group, Legitas which went into liquidation last month.
When this occurred, Nick Sommerlad of the Daily Mirror described both [...]
A recent brouhaha among Fox News anchors and contributors– which the network itself was pleased to publicize– attracted a fair number of headlines in non-Fox media.
As the official Fox News blog reported:
Megyn Kelly invited Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs and RedState.com’s Erick Erickson on ‘America Live’ Friday to respond to controversial remarks made Wednesday [...]
Cheap/inexpensive clothes are good. Where once the great many on very modest means would have had to take especial care of often literally shoddy garments as the Mrs. Jellybys of the world were well garbed, now three t-shirts can be bought for £10.
Relying on sweatshops in buildings which are both literally and figuratively are [...]
While Walmart “associates” are so poorly compensated that in many states they are the largest number of Medicaid and food stamp recipients (i.e., taxpayer-subsidized low wages), the compensation of the company’s CEO, Michael Duke, rose by 41 percent from around $20 million in 2011 to just under $28.5 million in 2012.
And lest I be accused [...]
Part of the rationale for capping the increase in basic benefits to less than inflation was to signal approval for those in work and who had not enjoyed a similar pay-rise.
A pay-rate which the authorities do have direct control over is the minimum wage, and this is to be increased by 12p per [...]
Guardian writer Sarah Ditum asks in a Comment is Free piece:
“Is workfare close to godliness? Some Christian charities seem to believe so. The Salvation Army and YMCA have stepped into a murky moral swamp by joining forces with the government’s mandatory work activity programme”
The piece suggests that charities are colluding with the government’s Workfare programme.
But why [...]
Posted: March 19th, 2013 under Employment Rights.