Posts tagged "minimum wage"
Activists Arrested During Nationwide Protests for Higher Wages

Activists Arrested During Nationwide Protests for Higher Wages

Scores of people were arrested just hours into the nationwide strike for raising the minimum wage known as the "Fight for $15."
Workers Are Striking Thursday in Over One Hundred Cities

Workers Are Striking Thursday in Over One Hundred Cities

Unlike actions in months past, the September 4th action is the first to involve home care aides, a workforce made up of more than 2 million people. This is also the first time the labor union-led movement will engage in mass arrests and sit-ins.
Financial Disparities Between Tipped and Full-Wage Workers Larger Than Ever

Financial Disparities Between Tipped and Full-Wage Workers Larger Than Ever

A new study shows that the wage gap between tipped and non-tipped workers is the widest it's ever been in American history.
Trade Association Files Suit Against Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage

Trade Association Files Suit Against Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage

The International Franchise Association (IFA), a DC-based trade association representing corporations like McDonald's, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, and Dairy Queen, filed the lawsuit alongside five franchise owners who operate their businesses in Seattle.
Walmart Employees Strike Nationwide to Demand Higher Wages

Walmart Employees Strike Nationwide to Demand Higher Wages

The protesters demand that Walmart pay associates at least $25,000 per year and not retaliate against workers who strike.
Senate Republicans Block Vote on Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Senate Republicans Block Vote on Federal Minimum Wage Increase

The Senate voted 54-42 along party lines to end debate on the Minimum Wage Fairness Act - short of the 60 votes needed to move forward.
Hawaii Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Increase

Hawaii Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Increase

Hawaii's legislature voted yesterday to increase the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
McDonald's Employees File 7 Class-Action Lawsuits For Wage Theft

McDonald’s Employees File 7 Class-Action Lawsuits For Wage Theft

“It is time for McDonald’s to stop skirting the law to pad profits. We need to get paid for the hours we work.”
President Obama Increases Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

President Obama Increases Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

President Obama signed an Executive Order Wednesday increasing the minimum wage for new federal contractors to $10.10 per hour.
Senate Democratic Women Speak Out In Support of Raising the Minimum Wage

Senate Democratic Women Speak Out In Support of Raising the Minimum Wage

“Full time work should not be rewarded with full time poverty. Hardworking men and women who are busting their tails in full-time jobs should have a chance to support themselves and their families and build a little economic security. It is time for Congress to act and raise the minimum wage."
President Obama Discusses Income Inequality, Calls for Change

President Obama Discusses Income Inequality, Calls for Change

"I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: Making sure our economy works for every working American."
Fast Food Workers Continue Strikes In Largest Action Yet

Fast Food Workers Continue Strikes In Largest Action Yet

This will be the largest action yet in the recent history of the fast food labor movement, with actions in 200 cities. Protesters are calling for $15 an hour wages, almost double the current federal minimum wage of $7.25.
Massachusetts Senate Votes to Raise State Minimum Wage to $11

Massachusetts Senate Votes to Raise State Minimum Wage to $11

The raise will help over 600,000 workers, particularly women, who make up nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers nationwide.
Over Half of Fast Food Workers Enrolled in Public Assistance Programs

Over Half of Fast Food Workers Enrolled in Public Assistance Programs

52 percent of fast-food workers are forced to enroll their families in public assistance programs to get by, costing American taxpayers almost $7 billion annually.
California To Gradually Raise Minimum Wage

California To Gradually Raise Minimum Wage

California enacted a law Wednesday that will gradually raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour.