unions http://wlrn.org en For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table http://wlrn.org/post/restaurant-workers-struggle-put-food-table Losia Nyankale, 29, didn't <em>mean</em> to make a career in the restaurant business. But after Nyankale was in college for two years, her mom lost her job as a schoolteacher and could no longer pay tuition. Then, Nyankale's temp jobs in bookkeeping dried up in the recession. So she went back to her standby — restaurant work.<p>"I did some kitchen work. The pantries or the salad station," she says. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:09:25 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 19776 at http://wlrn.org For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table Who Should Define A Living Wage In Florida: Your State Or County? http://wlrn.org/post/who-should-define-living-wage-florida-your-state-or-county <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: medium; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; ">The Florida House has </span><a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=49853" style="font-size: medium; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; " target="_blank">passed a bill that would preempt local living wage ordinances</a>&nbsp;and a similar version is making its way through the Senate.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:02:29 +0000 Gina Jordan 12268 at http://wlrn.org Who Should Define A Living Wage In Florida: Your State Or County? New Laws Enshrine Domestic Worker Rights In Brazil http://wlrn.org/post/new-laws-enshrine-domestic-worker-rights-brazil The phone is ringing off the hook at the crowded waiting room at the Domestic Workers Union in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.<p>In the past decade, millions of Brazilians have joined the middle class. Fri, 31 May 2013 17:15:20 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 14725 at http://wlrn.org New Laws Enshrine Domestic Worker Rights In Brazil