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Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

...nation's first public university to commit itself to the $15-an-hour wage that has become the rallying cry of many labor groups in recent months.So far, the cities of Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley have approved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-propos
Preserving jobs, pay raises on table as US auto talks open

...automakers."The UAW says it's our turn. We've sacrificed," says Kristen Dziczek, head of the industry and labor group for the Center for Automotive Research, an industry think tank. "The companies say we can't go back to old ways...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-08/preserving-jobs-pay-raises
Wal-Mart chairman hands off role to son-in-law

...music to its stores and adjusting the temperatures so workers are not too cold or hot.The changes have not quieted labor groups, which say workers are still struggling. They are pushing for wages of $15 per hour. Among the proposals by shareholders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-05/wal-mart-chairman-hands-ro
McDonald's workers file complaints over burns in ongoing campaign for higher pay, unionization

...overtime pay. That system has been key in the argument by labor groups that McDonald's exerts enough control over franchised...and Health, said in a conference call organized by labor groups that the burns and other hazards detailed in the complaints...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-16/mcdonalds-workers-file-com
Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart workers to get pay raises

...minimum hourly wage of employees to $9 last year and $10 this year.Wal-Mart has faced growing pressure by organized labor groups to raise its starting hourly wages to $15 and provide works with more consistent hours. With its changes, the company's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/nearly-40-percent-wal-mart
Fast-food protests return amid push for wage increase

...restaurant employees have participated in past actions. It called the demonstrations a "campaign engineered by national labor groups."McDonald's, Wendy's and Yum Brands, which owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, said in statements that their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-05/fast-food-protests-return-
Organizers say fast-food protests planned for 100 cities

...Restaurant Association, an industry lobbying group, called the demonstrations a "campaign engineered by national labor groups," and said the vast majority of participants were union protesters rather than workers.The group added that past...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-02/organizers-say-fast-food-p
Wal-Mart extends health care benefits to workers' domestic partners, including same-sex

...of the same sex, starting Jan. 1.The nation's largest private employer, which has been a target of attacks by labor groups for what they criticize are skimpy wages and benefits, said Tuesday that the changes were made so it could have one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-27/wal-mart-extends-health-ca
Business news

...context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary," the company said.Earlier this year, labor groups criticized the site for content including sample budgets for employees that were based on holding two jobs and included...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-26/business-news
Attorney general asks judge to dismiss union's lawsuit against Haley

...Licensing and Regulation and said Templeton's union-fighting background would be helpful in state fights against the labor groups, particularly at Boeing."She is ready for the challenge," Haley said at the time. "We're going to fight the...

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