2 results for tag: struggle


‘It’s a struggle out here’: Workers march for $15 per hour and right to unionize in Milwaukee

By Ricardo Torres February 13, 2020 Less than a month after employees at Fiserv Forum claimed victory on a tentative agreement to receive $15 per hour, workers took their cause to City Hall. On Thursday, roughly 100 people marched on City Hall carrying boxes containing thousands of signatures on a petition to ask city officials to bring workers and employers together to achieve a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the opportunity to be part of a union. Shinita McKinley, a certified nursing assistant, said as a single parent, it’s hard to provide for her four kids. “Being a nurse, I only get paid $11 per hour and I have to work damn near 60 ...

Nonprofit workers struggle to make ends meet

By ELAINE INGALLS January 28, 2020 More than half of nonprofit workers in Santa Cruz County need to work more than one job to survive, according to a recent survey report. The 2019 Human Care Alliance Nonprofit Wage and Benefit survey report shows that 62% of nonprofit employees cannot survive working one job. Second jobs include clerks at gas stations and grocery stores, serving and other hospitality jobs that offer flexible weekend hours, according to Raymon Cancino, CEO of nonprofit Community Bridges. About 55% of surveyed employees reported that their households and families go without basic needs because of their financial hardships, ...