September 5, 2014 -
In the seventh nationwide day of protest organized over the past two years, 500 fast-food employees and allies were arrested on Sept. 4 as part of the movement to increase the workers' hourly minimum wage to $15 and to secure union organizing rights.
September 5, 2014 -
Now that he's stepping down as North Carolina's budget director, conservative kingmaker Art Pope will have more time to devote to his discount retail company, which recently announced controversial plans to open a grocery in a historic black Raleigh neighborhood that's also a food desert. But Pope may face competition from a food cooperative offering a dramatically different business model.
May 15, 2014 -
I'm 40 years old and work at a McDonald's in Alabama, making the bare minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. It's nearly impossible to support my family on that wage, which is why I'm joining the May 15 fast-food workers strike.
February 21, 2014 -
This week the Congressional Budget Office released an analysis that claimed raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would reduce total employment. But many economic experts disagree -- including seven Nobel Prize winners and eight former presidents of the American Economic Association.
February 7, 2014 -
As workers at Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss. fight for the right to an intimidation-free union election, workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. prepare to vote in a secret-ballot election beginning Feb. 12.
August 30, 2013 -
Fast food workers in cities across the South and elsewhere in the U.S. went on strike this week as part of a campaign to raise wages. We take a by-the-numbers look at why they're taking action.
February 5, 2013 -
Attempts to unionize Walmart stores have been met with firings, outsourcing, and even closings. Now employees of the Arkansas-based retail giant are exercising their rights to redress grievances together -- whether or not a majority can be rallied to support the effort.