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Michigan: Largest Fast Food Strike Yet

Ned Resnikoff MSNBC
As many as 400 workers at more than 60 fast food restaurants in the Detroit metro area walked off the job on Friday. The fast food strike in Detroit is the second major labor action to hit an American city’s fast food industry this week: On Wednesday and Thursday, more than 100 workers in St. Louis walked off the job at roughly 30 different restaurants. These rolling walkouts followed similar actions in New York, central Pennsylvania, and Chicago.

$15 at Amazon Proves: Targeting Jeff Bezos Worked

Micah Uetricht Jacobin Magazine
Bernie Sanders has an activist orientation. But without the looming threat of workers disrupting business as usual at Amazon, targeting Jeff Bezos wouldn’t have much teeth to it. With that connection he punches well above his weight.

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Minimum Wage, Maximum Fearmongering

David Bush RankandFile.CA
Prior to the introduction of an increased minimum wage in Ontario, the business community spread fear that unemployment would rise. Instead the rate has hit an 18-year low. Next time business cries wolf, workers should just pushback harder.

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Why It Matters: The Consequences of D.C.’s Tipped Wage Vote

Khorri Atkinson Axios
While the Fight for $15 campaign has forced dozens of states and cities across the U.S. to increase their minimum wage in recent years, activists have finally begun to turn their attention to tipped workers.

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Yes, Eliminating DC’s Tipped Wage Would Reduce Poverty

Rachel West Talk Poverty
D.C.’s tipped workers are nearly twice as likely to live in poverty compared to the city’s overall workforce.The concerns with the tipped wage go beyond just money—the power dynamics of the tipping system allow discrimination and inequality

Friday Nite Videos | June 8, 2018

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Facebook: "Let's You and Him Fight". Downtown Train | Rod Stewart. Trump’s Self-Pardon Claim: Pardons Are for Criminals. Bernie Sanders to Disneyland: 'We've Got Families Struggling'. Donald Trump Struggles With Lyrics to God Bless America.
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