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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
- 237 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
- 441 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.
Sports Direct Founder Mike Ashley Admits Pay Errors
Business  (tags: Business, Minimum Wage, Employment Rights, Sports Direct, Government, Working Conditions, HMRC, Investigation. MP's, UK )

Ray
- 530 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sports Direct's founder Mike Ashley has admitted workers at its Derbyshire warehouse were paid below the minimum wage and its policy of fining staff for being late was unacceptable.
Tell Your Legislators: Support One Fair Wage for All Workers
Business  (tags: wages, minimum wage, pay, income, workers, petitions )

Freya
- 607 days ago - act.rocunited.org
The separate, lower wage for tipped workers has been stuck at the federal level at $2.13/hour since 1991. We work hard to earn profits for our restaurants, so we deserve a fair paycheck for our labor, with tips on top of that.
L.A. Times: Nation's Growing Pay Gap Is No Disney Fairy Tale
Business  (tags: wage gap, income inequality, social justice, u.s. economy, employees, employers, minimum wage, business ethics )

M.N.
- 817 days ago - latimes.com
A reader had a suggestion for columnist Steve Lopez on the subject of growing income inequality: Check out what Walt Disney was paid, relative to regular employees when he ran the mouse empire. And then take a look at how the current Disney boss is paid.
ALEC's Scary Corporate Agenda -- 7 of Their Most Anti-Democratic and Science-Denying Ideas
Business  (tags: ALEC, climate change, bees, labor, pollution, environment, renewable energy, solar power, Obamacare, minimum wage, corporations, Constitution, dark money )

Freya
- 850 days ago - alternet.org
ALEC's annual gathering revealed how right-wingers will push dangerous legislation across the country.
Massachusetts Home Care Workers Win $15/Hour Starting Wage âEUR" First In Nation \
Business  (tags: business, americans, ethics, goodnews, working wages, minimum wage, government, SustainableDevelopment, labor, news, money )

AWAY AWHI
- 870 days ago - occupy.com
Tears of joy streaked the faces of cheering home care workers assembled in their Dorchester union hall on Thursday afternoon as a decades-long struggle for recognition and a living wage culminated in a historic moment of celebration. -
$15 An Hour NOW Not 5 to 7 Years From Now
Business  (tags: minimum wage, now, living wage, indexed to inflation, rents too high, stop corporate welfare )

Dandelion
- 870 days ago - occupy.com
The minimum wage needs to be at least $15 an hour, indexed to inflation, and implemented immediately. workers deserve, at the very least, a living wage that allows them to pay their bills and exist in dignified conditions.
MoveOn Petitions - Tell Andy Puzder, the CEO of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., That HE'S the Problem!
Business  (tags: minimum wage, poverty, restaurants, hardee's, Carl Jr, Andy Puzder, CEO )

Kathryn
- 871 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Petition by Fight for $15 To be delivered to Andy Puzder, Hardee's and Carl's Jr. CEO Andy Puzder, it's time to stop blaming your employees for depending on public assistance when it's your low wages that trap them in poverty.
Conservatives Say $15 Minimum Wage Is Killing Seattle Restaurant Scene, Restaurateurs Disagree
Business  (tags: Seattle, restaurants, minimum wage, conservative lies )

Freya
- 974 days ago - thinkprogress.org
As Seattle prepares for the April launch of the highest minimum wage law in America, conservatives are warning that businesses are already shuttering under the pressure of higher labor costs. Hogwash.
If You Own a Pitchfork, You Will Grab It When You See This Chart
Business  (tags: pitchfork, bonus, minimum wage, income gap, Wall Street )

Dandelion
- 978 days ago - motherjones.com
In 2014, Wall Streets bonus pool was roughly double the combined earnings of all Americans working full-time jobs at minimum wage.
New York Tipped Workers Win Higher Minimum Wage!
Business  (tags: economy, money, labor, workers, minimum wage, usa, nycSustainableDevelopment )

Val
- 999 days ago - ourfuture.org
Excellent article about a big win for those who work in the service industry in NYC!
Raise the Minimum Wage for Servers!
Business  (tags: wages, servers, minimum wage, income, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 1032 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.
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
- 1106 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.
Robert Reich on What's Really Destroying the American Middle Class
Business  (tags: usa, politics, labor, economy, Robert Reich, unions, minimum wage )

Lynn
- 1141 days ago - alternet.org
Conservatives believe the economy functions better if the rich have more money and everyone else has less. But they're wrong. It's just the opposite. The real job creators...vast middle class and the poor, whose purchases cause businesses to expand ...
 

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