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State promises home care workers $14 per hour wage

The Service Employees International Union Healthcare 775 Northwest is a union that represents 33,000 independent home care workers. It recently reached a "tentative" deal with the state of Washington to increase "average hourly pay to more than $14 by...2017."

KPLU-FM

Food insecurity common among restaurant workers

A survey says one-third of workers at New York and Bay Area restaurants regularly struggle with paying for adequate nourishment for themselves.

THE NATION

Union gears up for push to win $15 for fast-food workers nationally

Some 1,200 low-paid workers rode buses into Chicago to gear up for a major effort, joined by more than two dozen who flew from Seattle.

NEW YORK TIMES
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