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7 things I’ve learned working in service positions

Tweet Photo Cred As a recent college graduate, I’ve been in my fair share of odd jobs: waiting tables, babysitting, dog walking, catering and house sitting. I’ve changed diapers, cleared away food, and served all kinds of people with varying social skills and manners. Working these jobs, I’ve come up with a short list of [...]
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California commits to raising minimum wage to $10 an hour

TweetYesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that would make California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $10 an hour by January 2016: Raising wages for the poorest workers is a “wonderful thing,” Brown said at a bill-signing ceremony in Los Angeles. “It’s [...]
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Obama administration extends labor protections to home care workers

TweetSome good, if long overdue, news for the nation’s home care workers. Via The New York Times: The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it was extending minimum wage and overtime protections to the nation’s nearly two million home care workers. Advocates for low-wage workers have pushed for this change, asserting that home care workers, who care for [...]
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Photo of the Day: Walmart workers risk arrest

Tweet This afternoon, Walmart workers–along with some who have recently been fired in retaliation for speaking out for better working conditions–protested outside the company’s offices in Washington, DC. Barbara Collins, a single mother who was recently fired after six years at the company known for its annoying smiley face unsafe working conditions, sexual harassment, excessive hours, and [...]
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Infographic: The Third Shift

TweetUpworthy posted a great infographic, courtesy Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, about the challenges facing mothers who work in restaurants. Want to work for change? Sign ROC United’s petition in support of the Fair Minimum Wage Act and check out their website for more information and action items. Tweet
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