Minimum wage

Fight for Minimum Wage Increase Moves from State Capitol to McDonalds

Fight for Minimum Wage Increase Moves from State Capitol to McDonalds
Colorado workers are gathering at the Capitol at noon today, calling on the state legislature to ask Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Then the workers are heading a few blocks away to continue their rally at, appropriately, a McDonald’s. No doubt, some state lawmakers will flatly oppose an increase of the minimum wage, which is $8 an hour in Colorado — higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 hourly.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

The Neo-Colonial Dynamic: Walmart's Destructive Gaming of the System (Opinion)

The Neo-Colonial Dynamic: Walmart's Destructive Gaming of the System (Opinion)
It used be Molasses to Rum to Slaves and so on and so forth back in Colonial American days of old, but today we see a new version of a horrid classic. Walmart and Sam's Club love to pay their people low wages, so low that they can't possibly afford to sustain themselves and their families on them, so they end up on programs like food stamps and using local food pantries to supplement their food to survive on which Sam's Club and Walmart are all too happy to donate to the local bank that supplies these pantries.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Obama: Country Raising Minimum Wage Despite Congress

Obama: Country Raising Minimum Wage Despite Congress
President Obama highlights the momentum building across the country to give Americans a raise and reiterates his call for Congress to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. The President has already signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for people working under new federal contracts.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Poll: Most Small Businesses Want A Minimum Wage Increase

Poll: Most Small Businesses Want A Minimum Wage Increase
“When you look at the respondents in the retail and restaurant industries, the support for raising to $10.10 was actually higher,” to 61 percent, said John Arsenmeyer, the executive director of Small Business Majority. Average support was somewhat higher among businesses that gross less than $200,000 a year, according to the survey.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

VIDEO: LA Gov Jindal, CT Gov Malloy Spar Over Minimum Wage

VIDEO: LA Gov Jindal, CT Gov Malloy Spar Over Minimum Wage
Video of the dispute between Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy that spilled out quite publicly after a meeting with the President has emerged from the depths of the internet. From minimum wage hikes to Obamacare mandates to the Keystone XL pipeline, these two governors found a way to sneak all the jabs in just a short press conference.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

None of Last Seven Min Wage Increases Have Negatively Impacted Restaurant Employment

None of Last Seven Min Wage Increases Have Negatively Impacted Restaurant Employment
The restaurant industry claims that if the minimum wage goes up employment in that industry would go down. Research for a Bloomberg article this week clearly shows this statement as bunk. The only time employment went down was during a recession. When wages rose, so did employment.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Obama Raises Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors

Obama Raises Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors
President Obama signed an executive order that, while a bit symbolic since it only reaches a few federal workers, lifts the minimum wage to $10.10 for all federal projects. Those projects, however, generally came with better wages already. Millions more are waiting on congress to act for the rest of the nation.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Watch Allison Lundergan Grimes Call Out Senator Mitch McConnell on Minimum Wage

Watch Allison Lundergan Grimes Call Out Senator Mitch McConnell on Minimum Wage
Watch as Kentucky Senatorial Candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes calls out Senator Mitch McConnell on his aversion to raising the state's minimum wage.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Limited Wage Hike for Federal Workers Draws Praise, Disdain and Cautious Optimism

Limited Wage Hike for Federal Workers Draws Praise, Disdain and Cautious Optimism
President Barack Obama's plan to raise the minimum wage for federally contracted workers is winning praise from unions and labor activists, but it could take a year or more before any hikes take place and the impact may not be as widespread as some advocates had hoped.
origin Author: 
Sam Hananel
origin Blog: 

Former Labor Secretary: Fear of Losing Jobs Keeps People Voting Against Their Own Job Safety

Former Labor Secretary: Fear of Losing Jobs Keeps People Voting Against Their Own Job Safety
Last week’s massive spill of the toxic chemical MCHM into West Virginia’s Elk River illustrates another benefit to the business class of high unemployment, economic insecurity, and a safety-net shot through with holes. Not only are employees eager to accept whatever job they can get. They are also also unwilling to demand healthy and safe environments.
origin Author: 
Robert Reich
origin Blog: 

Pages