Posts tagged "Sears"

Low-wage workers use minority unionism to fight for $15 minimum wage

Low-wage workers use minority unionism to fight for $15 minimum wage
When Judith Luna went to work at Sears, she never expected to be paid so little that she would seldom be able to shop at the clothing retail store. Nine dollars an hour barely covered her living costs, and it was especially hard when the store barely gave her enough hours to qualify as part-time... Read more »

At the People's Shareholder Meeting, we all are CME shareholders

According to the collection of non-profits that came out in force to protest the annual shareholder meeting of CME Group Inc. Wednesday, I’m a CME shareholder, you’re a CME shareholder and all of their members are CME shareholders. The company, the parent of futures exchanges Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, was a... Read more »

What's up this week: Minimum wage bill approaching Senate floor; pressure building on Rep. Smith to step aside

Here’s a peek at what’s happening on the political front this week: A bill aimed at hiking the state’s hourly minimum wage to $10 from $8.25, originally thought to be headed to the Senate floor this week, is more likely to hit the Senate May 16, said 4th District state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, a Westchester... Read more »
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Activists in Illinois push to tip the scales in favor of civil society

Activists in Illinois push to tip the scales in favor of civil society
The scales are tipped in Illinois, and not in favor of the 99 percent, community groups say. A series of reports and actions, including the delivery of a golden toilet, seek  to highlight the state cuts and corporate loopholes that advocates say are leaving Illinois citizens in the dust. “We keep hurting both our tax... Read more »