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Latest in LABOR NEWSCities Advance Their Fight Against Rising Inequality
In January, Teresa Fuentes’s employer told her she could work no more than 30 hours a week preparing burgers and passing out food at the drive-through for about $9.50 an hour. It was just the latest blow to her already-fragile household finances. Ms. Fuentes, 47, had missed work to take care of an eye infection for which she could not afford the prescription drops. She is struggling to take care of her two children, reliant on a local food bank, working two jobs and behind on her bills.Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay
President Obama this week will seek to force American businesses to pay more overtime to millions of workers, the latest move by his administration to confront corporations that have had soaring profits even as wages have stagnated.