Amazon has announced raise in minimum wage for all its employees, beginning November. The $15 hourly wage has been arrived at after a prolonged phase of international workers strikes as well as demands domestically by minimum wage activists.
By Saswat Pattanayak New York Times faced a class-action lawsuit in 1974 brought against it by 600 of its own women employees. An affirmative action plan mandating progressive hiring practices was to be the outcome of its settlement, four years later. Who were these courageous women and what were their professional commitments like? Today’s New […]
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By Saswat Pattanayak If the Department of Labor (DOL)’s proposed rule comes into effect, whereby tips are shifted from workers to employers, workers may lose $5.8 billion in tips. Women will stand to be the biggest victims of this anti-worker legislation piece that would deprive them of nearly $4.6 billion, considering they comprise 80% of […]
Following January 21 show of solidarity, many feminists posed critical questions about the direction of the movement. The call on February 6 initiated by many including Angela Davis and Rasmea Yousef Odeh pointed out that the militant movement cannot be co-opted by “corporate feminism” and must be inclusive, intersectional and emerge as “feminism for the […]