According to research by University of Chicago professor Susan J. Lambert, 41 percent of early-career hourly workers—people in their mid-20s and early 30s—learn about their schedules a week or less in advance. For African-Americans, it’s 49 percent. And just one in five of these workers has a say in when their shifts will be… But some workers are fighting back. Last May, workers at retailer Zara throughout New York City began handing in petitions to their managers to give to set work hours.
Banking Giant Barclays Looks To Raise Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers Worldwide
Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins announced at a recent shareholders meeting that he would work with the international labor union UNI Global to look into increasing pay for the bank’s lowest-level workers all over the world. The bank has about 132,000 employees in 50 countries. Way back in 2003, Barclays implemented a living wage initiative for workers and contractors in the U.K. By 2013, the company had received official accreditation from the UK’s Living Wage Foundation.
Lupe Fiasco Drops Video For “It Just Might Be Okay”
Feel-good anthems like Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” serve as healing records and reaffirmations that Black lives matter, despite what the deaths of Freddie Gray, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and too many others to name say. Years ago, Lupe Fiasco delivered a similar message in “It Just Might Be Okay,” a song from his debut album Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor that now officially has a visual… Shot in his native Chicago, the song’s lyrics and scenes seen in the clip reflects what’s happening in Black communities throughout America.
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