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Monday, December 23, 2013

Whatcha see


June 17, 2013. I've been saving this for when I need it. I need it.

* Living Wage Ruling Gives Queens Casino Workers a Fighting Chance:

For the fast-food workers who demonstrated across the country this month, it is only a dream. For many economists and policy makers, it is the subject of intense debate. But there is nothing hypothetical about the living wage for Sandra Charles, a security officer and single mother. For her, it is real, tangible and gloriously life-changing.
In October, Ms. Charles and 1,374 of her colleagues at the Resorts World Casino in Queens took an unexpected leap toward the middle class when a labor arbitrator ordered the casino management to pay them a living wage, issuing a ruling that doubled their average paychecks.
Overnight, the average annual salaries of the cooks, parking attendants, slot machine workers, security guards and other low-wage staff members shot up from about $20,000 to nearly $40,000. By 2016, according to the new three-year contract signed by the casino management and the workers’ union, most employees at Resorts World will earn $60,000 a year.

More like that, please.

* The Financial Crisis: Why Have No High-Level Executives Been Prosecuted? (via Rich Miller).

* Cellphone law new challenge for drivers in 2014.

* 221 New Illinois laws go into effect on January 1, 2014 (PDF).

* Bus.

* Dibs.

* Is whatcha get... (A Stax favorite.)

Posted by Marie at December 23, 2013 9:06 PM