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Demonstrators are pictured in front of Domino's Pizza during a strike aimed at the fast-food industry and the minimum wage in Seattle, Washington August 29, 2013. Fast-food workers went on strike and protested outside restaurants in 60 U.S. cities on Thur
The minimum wage worker strikes back, Sarah Kendzior's report on fast food strikers in St. Louis:
“I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want a union,” Alisha, the Wendy’s worker and mother of three, says. “You got people who will stand up for you, who will support you. Why would anyone not want that? Instead of being all on your own, you’ve got people who will protect you.”

“We’re just fighting for a union, for people to have our backs,” Krystal, the Taco Bell worker and mother of a six-year-old and a newborn, explains. “Right now when we get fired, we just get fired. We’re fighting for people to go and ask, ‘Why did she get fired, what was she doing that was inappropriate?’ We’re fighting for the right to fight for ourselves.”

And more:
  • Policy, not parenting, keeps single mothers and their children living in poverty.
  • The National Labor Relations board says ASPIRA schools must post banner alerting faculty of right to unionize. http://t.co/...
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  • Well:
    A civil rights complaint filed Tuesday against New Orleans charter school managers Collegiate Academies alleges discipline so harsh that it violates federal laws and verges on abuse. A group calling itself the Better Education Support Team, plus more than 30 students and family members, asked the U.S. Education and Justice departments' civil rights divisions to investigate.

    Their complaint details "out-of-control suspension practices for trivial matters" and "intimidation of students exercising First Amendment rights." It also alleges a host of violations concerning students with disabilities.

    Check out their suspension rates to see how far-reaching this is.
  • Labor strife at a Jewish day school.

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