"How about paying workers more than $7.25 an hour?'" asked Terrie Napolitano, a Lodi, New Jersey resident who shops at several Walmarts in her area.
On this day in 1888, the employee time clock was invented by Willard Bundy, a jeweler in Auburn, N.Y. Bundy's brother Harlow started mass producing them a year later.
The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel is issuing a decision today to prosecute Walmart for its widespread violations of its workers' rights.
"I want people to be able to live better, you know, like the commercial says; nobody lives better now except for the Waltons."
LOS ANGELES - The modern-day story of David and Goliath is playing out in cities and towns across America, and last night, on Cesar Chavez Avenue, one of the story's scenes took place when Walmart workers staged a civil disobedience action in front the retail giant's "mini" store here.
The workers have been living in dormitory-style housing for up to six months, getting paid only $1.50 per hour and a $50 a day allowance.
"When the airport opened, they were all well-paying jobs; now they're all minimum wage, with no benefits and many are contracted out."
October 24 marks events in two of the most significant struggles by workers in U.S. history: for shorter hours and better wages.
The drive to enact a higher state minimum wage in Minnesota has gained steam.
Fast food workers and their supporters packed a Wendy's restaurant in Oakland Oct. 15, demanding a living wage and labor rights.