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The Three Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Poverty
Business  (tags: poverty, misconceptions, wages, economics )

Freya
- 23 days ago - readersupportednews.org
Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage, or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack.
Vote NO on Ratifying Huge CEO Pay at McDonald's
Business  (tags: McDonald's, petitions, wages, pay, CEOs )

Freya
- 58 days ago - action.sumofus.org
In 2012, McDonald's two CEOs took home 2,048 times the average fast food worker's earnings for the year. It's destabilizing the entire economy, as workers and their families are feeling the crunch every time they go grocery shopping or pay a phone bill.
President Obama: Meet With Walmart Workers
Business  (tags: Walmart, Barack Obama, wages, petitions )

Freya
- 59 days ago - youpower.democracyforamerica.com
President Obama declared income inequality the defining and most urgent issue of our time. Yet on Friday, May 9th he held a photo op at Walmart -- one of the worst employers and biggest contributors to income inequality in the country.
Oklahoma Bans Local Minimum Wage Hikes
Business  (tags: wages, Oklahoma, minimum wage, income, injustice )

Freya
- 85 days ago - money.cnn.com
Oklahoma cities and towns are banned from raising the local minimum wage under a new state law. Gov. Mary Fallin signed the measure Monday. The new law also bars localities from requiring that employees receive a certain number of sick or vacation days...
Fast-Food Workers Sue McDonald's, Claim Wage Theft
Business  (tags: McDonald's, fast food, workers, wages, strikes, pickets, protests )

Freya
- 118 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Fast-food workers from three states are suing McDonald's, claiming a variety of wage theft practices, including forcing workers to clock out but remain at work, docking pay to purchase company-required uniforms and stiffing employees on overtime.
Making the Economic Case for More Than the Minimum Wage
Business  (tags: wages, minimum wage, working poor )

Freya
- 145 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
In his January 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called for a new federal minimum wage of $10.10 an hour. The year before, in the same speech, he proposed a $9 minimum wage.
$2.13 Is the Tipping Point -- America's Food Servers Are Grossly Underpaid
Business  (tags: wages, tips, food service )

Freya
- 149 days ago - alternet.org
Jayaraman's new book 'Behind the Kitchen Door' makes the case for a major wage hike.
Americans Grapple With Income Inequality
Business  (tags: wages, income, economics, income inequality )

Freya
- 158 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The wealthiest county in America is settled deep in 4 a.m. slumber when Neal Breen threads the mini-mansion subdivisions and snow-blanketed fairways on his way to open shop.
It's Time to Pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act
Business  (tags: wages, pay, income, minimum wage, petitions )

Freya
- 159 days ago - action.usaction.org
President Obama made it clear: America deserves a raise. It's time for Congress to ensure hard working Americans receive decent wages. Sign our petition supporting the Fair Minimum Wage Act.
"Our Food Is Dishonestly Priced": Michael Pollan on the Food Movement's Next Goal of Justice for Food Workers
Business  (tags: food industry, workers, wages, #livingwage, Michael Pollan, economic injustice, food movement )

Brian
- 162 days ago - truth-out.org
"Industry plays up the image of the food snob to keep us divided, but the stereotype hides a much more diverse and savvy movement, says best-selling author and food activist Michael Pollan."
They Can't Survive on $7.25
Business  (tags: wages, income, minimum wage, petitions )

Freya
- 165 days ago - nowageslavery.com
Millions of Americans make the minimum wage, but they can't survive on $7.25. They work forty hours a week, 52 weeks a year, and still struggle to feed their children and keep a roof over their heads.
Myths About A Minimum Wage Raise
Business  (tags: wages, minimum wage, labor )

Freya
- 166 days ago - youngprogressivevoices.net
Minimum wage was designed to increase with inflation. It has not done so. Unfortunately, there are now many obstacles to getting that done.
Republicans Believe Rich People Just Work Harder. So How Do They Explain These Statistics?
Business  (tags: wealth, poverty, income, economy, wages )

Freya
- 166 days ago - dailykos.com
A new Pew Research Center/USA Today poll echoes Quinnipiac in finding that voters want to see the minimum wage increased and unemployment aid extended; once again, even Republicans support raising the minimum wage, 53 percent to 43 percent.
The "Middle Class" Myth: Here's Why Wages Are Really So Low Today
Business  (tags: wages, poverty, middle class, unions )

Freya
- 187 days ago - salon.com
Want to understand the failures of the "free market" and the key to getting a decent wage? Here's the real story.
Low Pay Is Not Ok - Petition
Business  (tags: Low Pay Is Not Ok, wages, living wage, fast food industry, petition )

Dandelion
- 225 days ago - lowpayisnotok.org
52% of fast-food employees' families are forced to rely on public assistance to put food on the table or see a doctor because of poverty wages. The incredibly profitable corporations pay so little wage it costs the taxpayers in safety net programs.
 

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