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02/17/2021 - U.S. Workers Go On Strike In 15 Cities To Demand $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage

U.S. Workers Go On Strike In 15 Cities To Demand $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage

The Guardian
The Biden administration is attempting to push through what would be the first increase since 2009 as part of a pandemic relief bill.

This Retired Baseball Player Built The Largest Black-Owned McDonald’s Franchise Operation. Now He’s Suing The Fast-Food Chain For Its ‘Racist’ Policies.

The Washington Post
Herb Washington’s lawsuit comes amid an exodus of Black owners from the world’s largest franchisor.

Ex-Postmates VP Of Global Public Policy On The Future Of Gig Work

TechCrunch
In the letter, Aiyer puts forth a handful of recommendations for on-demand tech companies. He proposes, for example, that companies give board seats with voting rights to workers, embrace portable benefits “that can close the gap between what’s available to W2 and independent workers” and consider sectoral bargaining for gig workers.

Scientists Call On C.D.C. To Set Air Standards For Workplaces, Now

The New York Times
The agency has not fully reckoned with airborne transmission of the coronavirus in settings like hospitals, schools and meatpacking plants, experts said.