McDonald’s has agreed to pay $26 million to settle a years-long legal battle with California cooks and cashiers who have accused the company of failing to properly pay them for their work and expenses.
– The Wall Street Journal
Retailers are racing to adapt to a world where shopper behavior is changing and competition for online spending is fierce. Target, Walmart and other retailers are staffing stores differently in an effort to meet new competitive challenges, as well as attract workers and control payroll costs amid the tightest labor market in decades.
Up & Go is one example of the emerging “platform cooperativism” movement. These new projects, sometimes called “platform cooperatives,” are tech enterprises owned and democratically controlled by their workers.
– The New York Times
A surge in sales of thicker reusable plastic bags in British supermarkets is worsening their “plastic footprint,” a report says.