Payday Strike Tracker Reaches 1,950 Strikes – Child Care Walkout Across the US
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Payday records its 1,950th strike – Help us find out more
This week, as hundreds of child care workers went on strike as part of No Child Care Day, Payday recorded its 1,950th strike.
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Day without child care Workers close dozens of child care centers
Today, across the country, child care workers went on strike at dozens of child care centers to protest low pay and harsh working conditions.
“People don’t see us as real teachers. So we’re fighting here for our profession, for our right to a living wage, for people to treat us like the professionals we are, and just to raise awareness that if we didn’t have childcare for a day, our economy would come to a screeching halt,” Barbara Otey, a striking educator from Montana, told KPAX.
2,000 Cedars-Sinai workers go on strike in California
At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, more than 2,000 workers are on strike over low wages and unsafe conditions.
The medical center has received a D rating from the independent medical monitoring group Leapfrog. This is a downgrade from their previous C rating. Additionally, OSHA recently issued 7 citations against the employer.
Workers say low wages lead to high turnover, making conditions unsafe for patients.
“We have employees who have been here for 15, 16 years and don’t even make $20 an hour,” striker Ed Gladney told KNBC. “If my son can make more than me working at Target, something is wrong with that job here at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. And we’re ready to strike, to stand out here, to lose money for five days, to stand up and fight for what we believe in.
Taco Daddy employee walkout in downtown Frederick, Maryland
After receiving paychecks with missing pay Saturday afternoon, Taco Daddy employees in Frederick, Maryland walked out of the restaurant following allegations of wage theft.
“We all looked at each other and were like, ‘We do this? “” bar manager Joseph Mackey told the Frederick News-Post. “Everyone was in agreement. Twelve people that day came out of that building and locked the door.
News and strikes happening elsewhere
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