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Campaign to raise minimum wage scores three more significant victories

USA - July 24 2014 In July, the "Minimum Wage Working Group", a task force created by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, recommended that the city increase its minimum wage…

Robert W. Mulcahy, Brian P. Paul.

Minimum wage issue spreading to the private sector

USA - July 7 2014 Last week, furniture retailer IKEA announced that it would be raising pay in its 38 retail locations in the United States stores to an average…

Robert W. Mulcahy.

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down recess appointments to NLRB in Noel Canning case

USA - June 26 2014 On June 26, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously, 9-0, that the three recess appointments to the NLRB by President Obama on January 4, 2012…

Robert W. Mulcahy, José A. Olivieri.

Pressure mounts against fast-food and retail industries to increase the minimum wage, as strikes and protests increase

USA - June 9 2014 Further protests against the fast food industry were held on May 15 by a coalition of unions and community groups. There were 150 strikes staged in…

Robert W. Mulcahy.

NLRB regional office rules that collegiate athletes are “employees”

USA - March 27 2014 On March 26, 2014, the Chicago Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that Northwestern University football players are…

David W. Croysdale, Robert W. Mulcahy.