Posts Tagged ‘low-wage workers’

Mar08

Retail Workers Speak: Why Albany Needs to Raise the Minimum Wage

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My name is Bintou Kamara, and I’m a Retail Action Project member from the Bronx.  This week, I went to Albany to lobby my state senators to raise the minimum wage in New York State. Here’s why: I worked as a retail sales associate at OMG Jeans, a popular chain store in New York City. […]

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Dec18

DEMOS: Retail’s Hidden Potential

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By: Catherine Ruetschlin With more than 15 million workers in the sector, and leverage over workplace standards across the supply chain, retail wields enormous influence on Americans’ standard of living and the nation’s economic outlook. It connects producers and consumers, workers and jobs, and local social and economic development to the larger US economy. And […]

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Jul25

Workers Rising Day of Action Exposes JC Penney as a “Worst Player”

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by Ire Lavezzari I was proud to march and speak at yesterday’s Workers Rising: Day of Action in New York City. I came out to demand better salaries and conditions from some of the worst employers of low wage workers in the country. We began our march in front of my former employer, JC Penney, where I […]

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