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16 HOURS AGO - The Week

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Why everyone got upset about Marriott's plan to increase housekeepers' pay

In an attempt to bolster the wages of hotel housekeepers, Marriott International has partnered with Maria Shriver's A Woman's Nation to launch a new tipping initiative. They're calling it "The Envelope Please" (because cleaning rooms has so much in common with winning an Oscar) and it will create a designated area for leaving gratuity in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. ...

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SEP 22, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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NY couple admits exploiting 7-Eleven workers

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Five people have pleaded guilty to charges that they exploited undocumented immigrant workers at 7-Eleven franchises they operated in New York and Virginia. Prosecutors say the defendants hired illegal immigrants and used stolen IDs to swindle more than $2.6 million in wages from the workers.

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SEP 22, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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NY couple admits exploiting 7-11 immigrant workers

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Five people have pleaded guilty to charges that they exploited undocumented immigrant workers at 7-11 franchises they operated in New York and Virginia. Prosecutors say the defendants hired illegal immigrants and used stolen IDs to swindle more than $2.6 million in wages from the workers.

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SEP 22, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh

By Jason Lange and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November's congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Framing the debate like that helped Reagan twice - in 1980 when he beat incumbent Jimmy Carter, and then ...

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SEP 22, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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German Amazon workers on strike for higher pay

BERLIN (AP) — Workers at four of Amazon.com's German distribution centers have started a two-day strike in a long-running dispute over wages. Amazon says its distribution warehouses in Germany are logistics centers and employees already earn wages on the upper end of that industry.

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