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Thousands hit the streets across the US to defend voting rights

Around 20,000 people were estimated to have participated in the Make Good Trouble Rally, with dozens of other cities witnessing rallies and demonstrations

Serbian unions demand a minimum wage which supports a dignified life

Trade unions in Serbia are demanding a minimum wage of 39,000 Serbian dinars (390.61 USD) per month for 2022, which they consider much needed to have a dignified life

Social movements mobilize in defense of voting rights in the US

Progressive movements have been mobilizing since early July to demand protections to voting rights and a minimum wage increase

Asha workers India Week-long strike compels authorities to increase wages of health workers in Maharashtra, India

Around 67,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and 3,000 block workers will get a pay rise, as per the announcement by the State health department on Wednesday, June 23

Israel and Saudi coalition absent from UN CAAC Report’s ‘list of shame’ and other stories

Today we look at the UN’s annual report on Children and Armed Conflict, the final trials of Cuba’s Abdala and Soberana 02 vaccines, and more

McDonald’s workers strike for wage hike

McDonald’s has promised a wage hike plan to be rolled out over the next few months. But Fight for 15 has rejected the plan as a “PR stunt.”

Thousands in US participate in nationwide McDonald’s strike, reject ‘PR stunt’ wage hike plan

Workers at McDonald’s outlets in 15 major cities across the US participated in a one-day strike demanding wage hikes and union rights

McDonald strike US McDonald’s workers across US gear up for strike demanding wage hike

The one-day strike will be held a day before the annual shareholders’ meeting. McDonald’s made $5 billion amid the pandemic last year but an average worker earns around USD 7.25 per hour.

Hundreds of Palestinians injured in Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa mosque and other stories

Today we look at the violent raid by Israeli forces on the Al-Aqsa mosque, the armed attack on an Indigenous minga in Colombia, and more

Biden’s stimulus plan falls short of addressing deep economic inequality in the US

The plan which was supposed to include major changes like hiking the minimum wage and a USD 2000 stimulus checks, both of which did not make it to the final deal

Deciphering Biden’s excuse to abandon the fight for $15

Walter Smolarek argues that Joe Biden used the promise of $15 minimum wage to win constituents but has showed no political will to pass it

$15 wage dropped from COVID relief plan in US Senate, progressives vow to continue fight

The Democratic Party’s move to insert the USD 15 per hour wage was judged by the Senate rules arbiter to not be in line with the rules. In the meanwhile pressure is on Democratic Party legislators and leadership to ensure that the wage bill is passed

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