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Corporate Media Really Has It Out for the Idea of Paying People a Decent Minimum Wage
Business  (tags: wages, pay, income, workers, lies, falsehoods, minimum wage )

Freya
- 26 days ago - alternet.org
Despite abundant empirical evidence that raising the minimum wage doesn't lead to job loss, the idea that it does is an article of faith among right-wing economists, and all too often the media report their theological musings as fact.
This Is What the Brutal Consequences of Trump's Proposed Budget Slash for the Labor Dept. Would Look Like
Business  (tags: workers, employment, assistance, wages, jobs, labor, budget cuts )

Freya
- 34 days ago - alternet.org
The Trump administration's "budget blueprint" would devastate worker safety, job training programs and legal services essential to low-income workers.
One of the Worst Trends in Red-State Politics Is Coming to a Blue State Near You
Business  (tags: labor, workers, employees, unions, wages, bargaining, laws )

Freya
- 42 days ago - alternet.org
The more states approve so-called right-to-work laws, the worse conditions will become for U.S. workers.
The Time For A Living Wage Is NOW!   video
Business  (tags: living wage, 99%, 1%, inequality, wages, poverty wages )

Dandelion
- 55 days ago - youtube.com
51% of Americans who work makes $30K or less per year. They discuss why we got Trump rather than Hillary also placing the blame on the powerless.
Illinois Governor Threatens to Dispatch National Guard If State Workers Strike
Business  (tags: Illinois, Governor Bruce Rauner, National Guard, State Workers, strike, wages, health care )

Dandelion
- 77 days ago - wsws.org
Emboldened by Trump the Gov. wants to begin unilaterally implementing his draconian contract, which included a four-year wage freeze and a doubling of health insurance premiums.
Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To One Thing: Discrimination
Business  (tags: wages, discrimination, business, money, society )

AWAY AWHI
- 211 days ago - npr.org
Racial discrimination, it seems, is like the salt that's left in a pot after water boils away âEUR" much easier to identify in the absence of the other things.
There's a Lot to Celebrate This Labor Day: The Summer Has Been Filled With Victories for Workers
Business  (tags: workers, labor, wages, overtime, contractors, unions )

Freya
- 230 days ago - alternet.org
This Labor Day is a particularly great opportunity to remember the holiday's history as 2016 has featured some major victories for workers.
Women Are the Majority of Minimum Wage Workers in Every State Except 5
Business  (tags: workers, wages, income, sexism, minimum wage )

Freya
- 230 days ago - alternet.org
There exist no shortage of angles one could use to look at the gender wage gap, an issue that deservedly holds the attention of most people pushing for equality.
Blatant Illegal Job Misclassification Causes Stress and Pain
Business  (tags: independent contractors, gig economy, benefits, wages, economic injustice, jobs, income )

Freya
- 267 days ago - alternet.org
Are gig economy workers independent contractors or indentured servants?
Trump's Wealth Built on Stiffing Scores of Contractors, Businesses and Employees for Years, Report Finds
Business  (tags: Donald Trump, wages, income, workers, cheating, wage theft )

Freya
- 316 days ago - alternet.org
A major investigation by USA Today has revealed one of the sordid secrets to the profit making in Trump's business empire: don't pay your bills in full, whether from small businesses, contractors or even the lawyers you've hired to stonewall them.
Sorry, Conservatives: There's No Mention of Capitalism in Our Constitution
Business  (tags: capitalism, US law, Constitution, wages, income, economics )

Freya
- 331 days ago - alternet.org
The low-wage worker movement has underscored a serious lack of understanding of basic economics by most Americans.
The Gig Economy Is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
Business  (tags: Uber, Lyft, AirBNB, gig economy, economic injustice, wages, income )

Freya
- 334 days ago - alternet.org
Gig economy profits are mostly going to wealthy executives.
Meet the Abusive "World's Largest Company You'Ve Never Heard Of"
Business  (tags: greed, worker abuse, unions, corporations, wages, income, benefits )

Freya
- 336 days ago - alternet.org
In 2014, after months of negotiating a new contract, Glencore suddenly tossed workers a take-it-or-leave-it offer that would drastically cut wages, increase healthcare costs, and eliminate pensions for new hires.
It's Time to Talk About Poultry Worker Welfare
Business  (tags: poultry, meat, employment, income, workers, wages, jobs, injustice, injuries, wage theft )

Freya
- 345 days ago - takepart.com
After years of focusing on the birds, we need to pay attention to people tasked with slaughtering them.
How A Giant Restaurant Conglomerate Teamed Up With Banks To Stiff Its Workers
Business  (tags: wages, income, greed, banks, cheating, injustice )

Freya
- 345 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The struggling corporate giant behind The Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, and other national restaurant chains is forcing tens of thousands of workers to effectively pay rent on their own money.
 

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