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Tell Department of Labor: Protect Overtime Pay for Millions of Working People
Business  (tags: wages, workers, income, overtime, petitions )

Freya
- 13 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Donald Trump's Department of Labor is opening up a "Request for Information" in a blatant attempt to undercut the overtime pay rule, which is critical to our ability to earn a fair wage.
In the Last 40 Years CEO Pay Has Risen By 937% While Worker Wages Have Remained Stagnant
Business  (tags: wages, income, pay inequality, greed, CEOs, one percent, 1% )

Freya
- 29 days ago - nationofchange.org
America's inequality problem continues to be the worst in the industrialized world.
To My Fellow Plutocrats: You Can Cure Trumpism
Business  (tags: capitalism, companies, corporations, oligarchy, plutocracy, wages, income, working class, solutions )

Freya
- 34 days ago - politico.com
Pay your workers a decent wage and maybe you can stave off the pitchforks that are still coming for us.
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
- 146 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.
Women Are the Majority of Minimum Wage Workers in Every State Except 5
Business  (tags: workers, wages, income, sexism, minimum wage )

Freya
- 350 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
- 387 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
- 436 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
- 451 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
- 454 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
- 456 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
- 465 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
- 466 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.
The Collapse of the Middle-Class Job
Business  (tags: employment, jobs, income, wages, middle class, working class, poverty )

Freya
- 469 days ago - nationofchange.org
Our middle-income jobs are disappearing. Evidence shows that living-wage, family-sustaining positions are quickly being replaced by lower-wage and less secure forms of employment.
A Simple Solution to Boost Workers Across the Planet
Business  (tags: workers, employment, jobs, wages, trade, corporations, manufacturing, income, human rights )

Freya
- 477 days ago - alternet.org
There's a progressive way to approach global trade that can help workers abroad and at home at the same time.
From Verizon to McDonald's, the Worker Strikes Back
Business  (tags: workers, wages, strikes, pay, income, benefits )

Freya
- 487 days ago - alternet.org
Recent workplace actions highlight two different strategies for worker gains, and the central challenges that they both bring to the labor movement.
 

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