Seven Miami-area fast food workers were arrested yesterday during a planned protest to fight for wage increases and the right to unionize. According to a spokesperson for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU),, the protesters, Anthony Roberson; Shontavia Myers; Elvis Manuel Valdez Jr; La ... More >>
The nationwide fight for fast-food workers to raise their standard of living is getting louder and more organized. On Thursday, September 4, employees of major companies like McDonald's and Burger King will protest in 150 major cities, including Miami.
With the federal government facing a shutdown over Obamacare, Miami workers are taking action today. Dozens of members of a local union plan to sit in at the offices of Hialeah Republican State Rep. Manny Diaz until he talks to them about the state's refusal to accept $5 billion in Medicaid help.
The campus might not look this tidy come Wednesday.Four years ago, the 400 janitors who keep the University of Miami's campus clean went on a lengthy hunger strike and inspired two months of student protests in a fierce battle to earn a fair living wage. Looks like round two might be right around ... More >>
Today, from 3 to 6 p.m. the waiters, cooks and housekeepers of Fisher Island are staging a protest at the Ferry landing off of MacArthur Causeway. Approximately 1000 underlings are pissed off, it seems, that their super-rich overseers have decided not to provide them with a living wage and health be ... More >>
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