By Rob Lorei The presidential race so far has brought a lot of attention to illegal immigration and its affect on low wage jobs, but there is growing attention on the practice of major companies using the H1B work visa to replace US workers with imported, cheaper foreign workers. The H1B visa was originally intended… Read more »
Today Host Rob Lorei talks with two Tampa area workers who just returned from a trip to Brazil to testify at a global hearing on the working conditions of McDonald’s workers from all over the world. Bleu Rainer, a McDonald’s employee for three years, and Nadaije Pail Jajoute, a childcare worker and wage advocate, are part of… Read more »
this Saturday marks the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina hit the northern gulf coast, devastating New Orleans as the storm overwhelmed its aged levee system and flooded 80 percent of the city, leaving over 1800 dead. Over the last few years New Orleans has experienced what many see as a renewal with as it economy… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei interviews 13th District Congressman David Jolly, who makes his case for his run for the senate seat vacated by Marco Rubio as he runs for president. Jolly outlines his positions on the the Affordable Care Act, current foreign policies regarding Iran and ISIS, and Social Security. He also calls Donald… Read more »
Last week The Tampa Bay Times published an article looking at how law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area are employing retired officers who still collect pension during their re-employment. They often collect deferred compensation, a lump sum of pension money they receive upon retirement, as part of a program that is suppose to… Read more »
Governor Rick Scott announced yesterday that in June Florida had the highest job growth among the 10 most populous states, according to a job growth report released by ADP research institute. The report found that Florida had a higher job growth rate than Texas and California at 3.9 percent, which also exceeded the national average of 2.5 percent…. Read more »
When discussing the minimum wage, a frequent question that is posed is whether an wage hike would result in job losses. Today we talk with researchers Ben Wilcox and Alan Stonecipher of Integrity Florida, a non-partisan research institute that released a report yesterday that looked at U.S. labor department statistics on wages across the country, and… Read more »
Despite the growing demand for home healthcare as an alternative for the aging US population, home-care workers often struggle to making a living off their wages, which on the low end can be as little as $17,000 a year. Many of these caregivers are joining the growing movement of low-wage workers who are calling for… Read more »
WEDU’s Florida This Week, and Hillsborough drafts ordinance on wage theft
In Florida Secretary of Labor pushes paid family leave and increased minimum wage
Fairness Doctrine tackles the minimum wage debate
food service advocacy group pushes for raise of $2.13 federal minimum wage for tipped employees
The fight for $15 movement, advocating a $15 an hour minimum wage, took their grievance to the steps of Saint Pete City Hall.
Local workers call for increase of minimum wage to $15 an hour.
In Tampa yesterday, industry workers spoke up and announced they are looking for union representation to aid them in the fight
Rob Lorei speaks with Taco Bell fast food worker Shetara Brown from Tampa. Shetara is involved in an effort calling on fast food companies to pay a higher minimum wage.
premiere of the the feature-length film, Food Chains , which debuts in Tampa on 11/21 at AMC Veterans 12. Shot mostly in the I-4 corridor, the film chronicles the realities of our nation’s farmworkers and follows the CIW’s Campaign for Fair Food
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Ed Whitfield of the Southern Grassroots Economies Project
Fast food workers paid more in Denmark and Rob discusses a new program to purge voters in 27 states who allegedly are voting in two states.
Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with former major in Nepal’s army, talks about a rally in Tampa for fast food workers, and and interview with Ralph Nader
Fast food workers are striking today across the nation and in Tampa demanding a minimum wage of fifteen dollars an hour
Minimum wage debate hits St. Pete
EPA’s Carbon Rule “Falls Short of Real Emissions Reduction” and Restaurant Workers 5 Times More Likely to be Sexually Harassed than the General Workplace