All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Strike’

London Underground Workers Go On 48-Hour Strike

Workers of the London Underground (LU) went on a strike, which began at 9pm on April 28 and will last for 48 hours. The strike was done in protest of the plans to close the Tube’s ticket offices. The closure will cause hundreds of Tube workers to lose their jobs, as well as threaten the safety of commuters. According to …

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Fast Food Workers Strike Largest Yet

Fast food workers across 60 US cities staged their planned walkout Thursday and while the day amassed the largest strike yet, actual turnout is yet to be determined. Protest goals involved the right to unionize without employer interference and $15/hr pay (the federal minimum wage is currently $7.25/hr). Organizers set the common date about a week ago. Though worker turnout …

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Minimum Wage Debate Strikes a Date

August 29 is the day you may want to pack a lunch.  Fast food workers are joining the social media stampede calling for a nationwide strike on August 29, four days before Labor Day.  Demands are for an hourly wage of $15 and, “the right to form a union without retaliation,” posts organizer Low Pay Is Not Ok.  The group …

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New Study: A Pricier Burger could mean a Living Wage

The recent striking by fast food workers in many large cities has prompted an undergraduate student to publish a controversial study about McDonald’s food prices. The question has recently been repeatedly asked (particularly in the wake of a distressing financial advice packet given out to McDonald’s employees) if the company’s food would continue to be affordable if the wages of …

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Fast Food Workers Strike For Higher Wages

Fast food is an intrinsic part of modern American life; most citizens eat or work at a various chain or franchise, and many wind up doing both. Despite the backlash targeted at fast food companies concerning health, obesity problems, and cruelty towards livestock, the industry is majorly successful and going strong. Today, however, backlash against such fast food giants as …

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iPhone 5 Production Leads To Strike At Foxconn

Last month, a riot broke out at Foxconn’s Tiayuan facility over the alleged beating of a worker. The riot ended with 40 injuries and several arrests. At a different factory, the workers have went on strike to protest the unfair working conditions put on them by Foxconn and Apple. According to China Labor Watch, up to four thousand workers at …

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AT&T May See Union Strike This Weekend

AT&T may be facing a strike of around 40,000 employees if they do not come to terms with unions before their contract ends this weekend, Bloomberg is reporting. The issues at stake include health-care benefits and vacation time. At the end of March union members at the Communications Workers of America (CWA) authorized the organization to call a strike if …

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Viagra Strike to Create Penis Fails

Some Italians will have difficulty copulating if the government fails to appease hospital pharmacists. Professionals in the field are threatening to go on strike if Premier Mario Monti’s economic liberalization plan continues. The plan is viewed as unfair by the professionals because it gives private pharmacists preference for new licenses. These pill processors are focusing on Viagra because of its …

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Coming in April: No Sex for Anyone

At around 400 BC, Greek women withheld sex to force their husbands to end the Peloponnesian war. At least that’s the story from Lysistrata, the play by Aristophanes about these events. Fast forward to the 2000’s and you see this non-violent strategy has been adopted in countries like Belgium, Columbia, Kenya, Liberia and the Philippines as a way to call …

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