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Retail Workers

Dave Jamieson

'Vacation Is When I Have A 40-Hour Week' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past year, as his agency was developing a rule to expand overtime pay to more Americans, Labor Secretary Tom Perez met a lot of...

From Behind the Register: The Training Student Retail Workers Really Need

Uloop | Posted 06.27.2015 | College

What sometimes makes retail stressful are the situations that you have to figure out for yourself. Your boss or trainer only told you the basic things (or maybe they didn't) and then you had to fend for yourself. Here are a few things that people wished they had been taught.

Emily Peck

One Overlooked Reason Walmart Gave Workers Raises | Emily Peck | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business

Sales are slumping and the retailing giant desperately needs people to start buying more stuff. They can't do that without happier workers.

Dave Jamieson

A Groundbreaking New Law For Retail Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.25.2014 | San Francisco

Amid growing concern over erratic work schedules, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a first-of-its-kind law aimed at securing m...

Kim Bhasin

Why Your Boss Is Afraid To Give You A Raise, According To One CEO | Kim Bhasin | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store, pays his salespeople an average of $50,000 a year -- more than double the retail industry average of less tha...

Kim Bhasin

'Fed Up' Zara Workers Battle For More Hours | Kim Bhasin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business

Fast-fashion retailer Zara is the latest company to find itself under fire from workers who say they're not making enough money and need more hours. ...

'Do We Want To Eat, Or Do We Want Me To Finish My Degree?'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Jennifer Blankenship, 39, lives in Clarksville, Tenn., and lost her retail position in the fall. Just hired for a new job working from home, she hopes...

Dave Jamieson

Guitar Center Workers Are Going Union | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business

Following in the footsteps of colleagues in New York and Chicago, employees at a Guitar Center store in Las Vegas voted on Friday to unionize. If the ...

Dave Jamieson

Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Even Earn $25,000 Last Year | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.24.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As they seek to boost the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour, House Democrats joined a group of Walmart employees on Cap...

Kim Bellware

LOOK: Fast Food Workers Rail Against Minimum Wage In Chicago | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.29.2013 | Chicago

Chicago-area McDonald's workers walked off the job during a one-day strike Thursday morning as part of a nationwide movement protesting low wages and ...

Fast Food Workers Take To The Streets

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

Low-wage workers are taking to the streets in 50 cities across the country Thursday. The protests, which come ahead of Labor Day, are an outgrowth of ...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Score Another Victory Against Bain Capital-Owned Company | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

Giving a boost to a budding organizing campaign, workers at a Guitar Center store in Chicago voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store ...

4 Truly Disturbing Facts About Low-Wage Retail Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

This Black Friday the lives of low-wage retail workers were thrust into the spot light as employees of a variety of stores weent to work on Thanksgivi...

Dave Jamieson

Thanks For Nothing: Workers Lose Holiday As Retail Expands Hours | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Last year, for the first time in her life, Ayanna Roach missed Thanksgiving. The 23-year-old was working at an Old Navy store in the ...

Alice Hines

Protesters Speak Out Against Low Pay And Lack Of Benefits at Retail’s Big Show | Alice Hines | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- On the third day of the National Retail Federation's annual convention, workers, union members and activists gathered outside the Javits C...

Women Retail Workers Make Less, Get Fewer Benefits Than Men

Alice Hines | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

In a time when jobs are scarce, retail is one of the few industries hiring -- creating about 500,000 temporary jobs this holiday season, according to ...