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Raise the Minimum Wage for Servers!
Business  (tags: wages, servers, minimum wage, income, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 40 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
In 1991, the minimum wage for servers was $2.13 an hour. Fourteen years later, it is still at that level. Servers have to pay taxes on their pitiful earnings, so often their only real income is from tips.
Unsteady Incomes Keep Millions Behind on Bills - NYTimes.Com
Business  (tags: labor, income, business, work, working poor, hours, schedules, money, families, economy )

Kathryn
- 87 days ago - nytimes.com
ALEXANDRIA, Ky. -- The bills arrive as regularly as a heartbeat at the Vories's cozy bi-level brick house just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. It's the paychecks that are irregular.
Help Rein in Runaway Wall Street Pay
Business  (tags: corporations, CEOs, pay, income, petitions )

Freya
- 107 days ago - action.civilrights.org
In the runup to the financial crisis, Wall Street bosses were lavishly rewarded for the reckless bets that pushed our economy off a cliff. The Dodd-Frank banking reform law that passed in 2010 was supposed to fix this -- but the critical regulations still
We Are the Most Unequal Society in the Developed World
Business  (tags: economic injustice, wage gap, employment, CEOs, inequality, income )

Freya
- 112 days ago - alternet.org
Americans are virtually blind to the growing gap between CEO pay and the pay of the average worker. As the chart below shows that gap has increased dramatically. In 1965, for every dollar earned by the average worker, CEOs earned $20. By 2012, that gap...
As Bad As You Think It Is, It's Worse: Wage Theft Comes to America
Business  (tags: wages, wage theft, greed, economic inequality, minimum wage, workers, employees, income )

Freya
- 114 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
In Denmark fast food workers make $20 an hour plus benefits, and the corporations who employ them are still profitable. Why there and not here? The answer is simple and painful -- wage theft. In America corporations are systematically stealing our wages.
The Sneaky Ways Employers Are Stealing Our Wages
Business  (tags: wage theft, employment, income, cheating, injustice )

Freya
- 120 days ago - alternet.org
In Denmark, fast food workers make $20 an hour plus benefits, and the corporations that employ them are still profitable. Why there and not here? The answer is simple and painful: wage theft. In America, corporations are systematically stealing our wages.
Indiegogo Campaign: Palestinian Women Sew for Change
Business  (tags: Indiegogo, women, traditional embroidery, fund raising, income, fair trade, Sunbula, cooperatives, marketing, Palestine )

Evelyn
- 142 days ago - indiegogo.com
Help Palestinian women create traditional works of art that support their families. Sunbula, a fair trade organization in Jerusalem, helps link small women's cooperatives, & families with the needles, thread & fabric they need to sew, and with markets
Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil
Business  (tags: productivity, labor, wages, income, corporations, work, employment, profits, greed )

Freya
- 178 days ago - motherjones.com
Why "efficiency" and "productivity" really mean more profits for corporations and less sanity for you.
Seattle City Council: Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 for All
Business  (tags: minimum wage, Seattle, petitions, income )

Freya
- 317 days ago - youpower.democracyforamerica.com
I urge you to support a $15 an hour minimum wage for all workers in Seattle. It's working in SeaTac and can work here. Phase in the increase over a few years if you must, but reject the demands from big business to create new loopholes and exemptions...
Oklahoma Bans Local Minimum Wage Hikes
Business  (tags: wages, Oklahoma, minimum wage, income, injustice )

Freya
- 322 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...
Americans Grapple With Income Inequality
Business  (tags: wages, income, economics, income inequality )

Freya
- 395 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
- 396 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.
Minimum Wage Since 1938
Business  (tags: minimum wage, income, charts )

Freya
- 397 days ago - money.cnn.com
When the federal minimum wage first became law in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.13 today. Scroll over the chart to see historical minimum wage amounts, and their corresponding values in today's dollars.
They Can't Survive on $7.25
Business  (tags: wages, income, minimum wage, petitions )

Freya
- 402 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.
Republicans Believe Rich People Just Work Harder. So How Do They Explain These Statistics?
Business  (tags: wealth, poverty, income, economy, wages )

Freya
- 403 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.
 

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