McDonalds And Trump Win Another Battle With Workers

In another victory for the Trump Administration and McDonald’s, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in mid-December that the parent corporation is not responsible for the treatment or the conditions of workers in any of their thousands of franchises around the country.

Workers: Dignity and respect missing from Chipotle menu in New York

October 31, 2019 | 3:55 PM CST | BY CAMERON ORR Reprinted from NEW YORK — Last Wednesday, Oct. 23, workers in the fast-food industry walked off their jobs in NYC. They were joined by a group of at least 400 allies targeting the Chipotle store on the corner of 13th street and 6th Ave. in Manhattan. Rallying…

Fighters for the 99% celebrate at Buffalo’s Juneteenth

By Cameron Orr BUFFALO, NY — Juneteenth, the mid-June holiday that commemorates the day in 1865 on which enslaved people of African descent in Galveston, Texas learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier, has been growing in popularity. Buffalo, New York now hosts the third largest Juneteenth Festival in the…

Service workers win battle over scheduling

“Since they don’t want to come to the table, we took it upon ourselves to bring our own table,” Papa John’s Pizza worker and Fight for 15 leader Shantel Walker told Peoples World. “Many domestic workers are immigrants who don’t know their rights … but don’t feel they have the right to speak up, because they live in fear,” said domestic worker Daniela Contreras of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. “We must build organizations that make it possible for us to come together and organize to have our human and working needs met.”