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Jan. 19, 1986
Bruce Springsteen makes an unannounced appearance at a benefit for laid-off 3M workers, Asbury Park, NJ.

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Updated: Jan. 19 (14:05)

Wyman Burns Award of Apperception
Communications Workers of America Local 3181
Kroger Negotiations Update 28
UFCW Local 455
Teamsters Pressure Democrats Ahead of Inauguration
Teamsters local 570
Teamsters Pressure Democrats Ahead of Inauguration
Teamsters Local 355
Martin Luther King Jr., Union Man
Teamsters Local 888
King County Violates Worker Safety
KCPOG
 
     
Millions of Workers for Corporate Giants Rely on Food Stamps, Medicaid
Updated On: Nov 24, 2020
Nov. 24, 2020 | THE MINIMUM WAGE | A new GAO (Government Accountability Office) report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders shows that corporations are soaking up profits—while paying workers so little they depend on government assistance to survive. Mil­lions of full-time, adult work­ers in the Unit­ed States — many of them employed by Wal­mart, McDonald’s and oth­er high­ly prof­itable cor­po­ra­tions — are paid wages so low they’re forced to rely on pub­lic assis­tance to make ends meet. For all 15 agen­cies, Wal­mart was in the top four employ­ers of Med­ic­aid enrollees and SNAP ben­e­fi­cia­ries, while McDonald’s was in the top five for 13 of the 15 agencies. Oth­er major retail­ers and fast-food com­pa­nies were found to be among the most com­mon employ­ers of work­ers receiv­ing Med­ic­aid and SNAP, includ­ing Dol­lar Tree, Dol­lar Gen­er­al, Tar­get, Ama­zon, Burg­er King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wal­greens and CVS… In These Times
 
 
Teamsters Local 992
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