Twenty employees at Snarf’s in Chicago, including workers who had been at the sandwich shop for years, received an email three days before Christmas informing them they were being terminated without any notice. The CEO promised the workers an additional week of wages as compensation for the unjust firing, but broke his promise. That’s why Kevin Brown, who had worked at Snarf’s for two and a half years, started a MoveOn Petition to CEO Jim Seidel.
Tag: workers’ rights
Across the country, MoveOn members are fighting hard for livable salaries for low-wage workers. The leading employer of low-wage workers? The federal government itself. That’s why Heather McGhee of the organization Demos started a MoveOn Petition to President Obama, asking him to use his State of the Union address to announce a “Good Jobs” executive order that would raise the wages of federal contract workers.
Graduate students who worked as teaching assistants over the summer of 2013 at Michigan State University were unfairly docked pay when the school changed its policy on compensation for summer work. In total, 345 teaching assistants at MSU lost out on $115,000 that the university had previously agreed to pay. That’s why the Graduate Employees Union started a MoveOn Petition to the university, demanding fair compensation.
The best part of waking up isn’t Folgers, once you realize Folgers’ coffee bean roaster just tried to cut employees’ pay in half.
Tony Rohr, the manager of an Elkhart, Indiana, Pizza Hut, was fired for refusing to force his employees to work on Thanksgiving. He had worked at Pizza Hut for nearly 10 years—but after he spoke up at a work meeting saying he wouldn’t open his restaurant on the holiday, he was asked to sign a letter of resignation. That’s why Elkhart resident Jeremiah Wade started a MoveOn Petition to Pizza Hut CEO Scott Bergren, telling him to give Rohr his job back.
When Bain Capital took over the Guitar Center stores in 2005, they cut insurance benefits, increased mandatory sales targets, slashed wages, and made it harder for employees to earn commissions. That’s why Guitar Center workers created a MoveOn Petition asking company executives to recognize their right to unionize and negotiate for a fair contract.