Posts tagged "walmart"

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 »

What's Up This Week: the Latino vote, CHA announcements and Black Friday walk-out

What's Up This Week: the Latino vote, CHA announcements and Black Friday walk-out
Behind the Numbers. We’ve heard a lot about the decisive Latino vote in this election but behind the numbers is a different story. We zoomed into Chicago and looked at the political struggles still facing Latino communities despite their gains in high-profile offices and majority ward status. Black Friday. Workers at Walmart stores across the... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Housing discrimination ordinance, social change films and your input on Chicago's budget

What's Up This Week: Housing discrimination ordinance, social change films and your input on Chicago's budget
Housing Discrimination. A proposed ordinance before the Cook County board would prevent landlords across the county from discriminating against low-income tenants who have housing vouchers. The Chicago Reporter investigates the ordinance, those who love it and those who don’t. Chicago International Social Change Film Festival. Now on the big screen: films that hope to change... Read more »
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What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing

What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing
Here’s some of the stories relating to race and poverty that’s happening around Chicago this week: Chicago Teacher Strike. Chicago teachers are on strike for the first time in 25 years. After the the two sides failed to reach an agreement by the strike deadline Sunday, officials began to prepare to have more than 350,000... Read more »

Who's really compromised by the impending Walmart deal?

The Walmart deal that was passed in the Chicago City Council has been heralded as an example of compromise that will give relief to the West Pullman area, the city’s most job-starved neighborhood. Walmart compromised by raising its starting wage to $8.75 per hour for workers, with the assurance of a 40 cent per hour minimum... Read more »

City throws foreclosure relief to least-hit communities, Walmart block

A year and a half after snagging $55 million in federal money to help prop up neighborhoods hit hardest by foreclosures, Chicago appears to be spending much of the money in neighborhoods least hit by the crisis. Since winning the grant back in December 2008 as part of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the city... Read more »
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