News of the Week 9/29-10/5

 

Operation School Bell offers warm clothes for cold days ahead

Herald and News 9/30

Eligible low-income children referred by teachers, councilors, and other professionals in the Klamath Falls basin may participate in the annual Operation School Bell event. This program provides children with an allotment to purchase their own clothing for the school year, often along with snacks, hats, and gloves. Previously, the children received donated clothing, but a partnership with Fred Meyer allowed the Assistance League of Klamath Falls to give children the opportunity to pick their own clothes.

 

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UFCW Statement on Amazon Warehouse Workers Losing Bonuses and Stock Awards

UFCW International, 10/4

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), issued the following statement regarding news that Amazon warehouse workers will no longer be eligible to receive monthly bonuses and stock awards after the company increases their minimum wage to $15 per hour.

“Rather than receiving the raise they deserve, many Amazon warehouse workers will now see lower pay. That’s not just disappointing, it’s wrong.

“And hiding among all of this news about a minimum wage increase is the fact that Amazon’s rapid pursuit of automation will likely result in millions of lost jobs.

“For the economic health of our country, more must be done by both political parties to confront Amazon’s growing influence and impact.”