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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
- 57 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.
Unprecedented Abundance Economic Reality Peer Through The Illusion
Business  (tags: David Degraw, economic stress, poverty, $100 trillion in wealth, system rigged, flawed )

Dandelion
- 84 days ago - daviddegraw.org
I then began to intensely question how it is possible that there is such a stunning, unprecedented abundance of wealth, and at the same time so much economic stress, insecurity and poverty. It does not have to be this way. An excellent read.
Please Sign: Investigate Alleged Wells Fargo Fraud in Other States
Business  (tags: Wells Fargo, alleged misconduct, FTC, economy, poverty, credit scores, consumer protection, alleged fraud, rigid sales policies )

Susan
- 111 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
LA just filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo alleging fraud. If bank policy is at fault, then this raises questions about possible misconduct in other states and/or with other banks. If so, there are very serious consequences.
Raise the Minimum Wage for Servers!
Business  (tags: wages, servers, minimum wage, income, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 218 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.
Christmas in America: Growing Poverty, Unemployment and Homelessness in the WorldâEUR(TM)s Richest Country
Business  (tags: poverty, poor, society, usa, news, politics, finance, economy, debt, consumers, business, americans, labor )

Earths
- 248 days ago - globalresearch.ca
Growing millions face "one impossible choice after another," according to Poverty USA. "(B)etween food and medicine(s), getting to work or paying the heating bill. Census data show around half the population living in poverty or bordering it
Sign the Robin Hood Tax Petition ACTION
Business  (tags: Robin Hood Tax, money, investments, poverty, banking, trading, ecosystems, climate-change, economy )

Nancy
- 281 days ago - foe.co.uk
With billions of pounds needed to help tackle poverty and climate change, we think it's fair to ask bankers and traders to pay a little more.
Raking In On Rents: The Housing Crisis Begins Anew
Business  (tags: Rights, U.S., Poverty, Wall Street )

Judy
- 338 days ago - commondreams.org
Wall Street wrecked the economy in 2007 due to dealing in shady mortgage securities. Did the banksters learn their lesson?
4 Ways Greedy Capitalists Rig the System to Profit Off Our Misery
Business  (tags: capitalism, greed, poverty, water, resources, housing, foreclosure, savings, banks, injustice, prisons, incarceration )

Freya
- 356 days ago - alternet.org
The profit motive fogs the thinking of free-market advocates. The Economist gushes, "Take a bow, capitalism...the biggest poverty-reduction measure of all is liberalising markets to let poor people get richer."
Dunkin' Donuts Worker's Death Reveals The True Cost Of Our Low-Wage, Part-Time Economy
Business  (tags: economy, working poor, low-wage, multiple jobs, & shifts, minimum wage, poverty, retail, service, Maria Fernandes death, Debra Harrell arrest, , 20M low-wage earners:, 2/3 women, living wage )

LucyKalei
- 362 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
NJ woman, 32, died in a car park this wk catching a few hrs sleep between (4) jobs, chilling reminder of the struggle low-wage workers, esp women, face in absence of a living wage, cobbling together a patchwork of low-wage jobs with unreliable schedules
40 Percent of Restaurant Workers Live in Near-Poverty
Business  (tags: restaurants, wages, poverty, workers, food, eating out )

Freya
- 368 days ago - motherjones.com
It isn't just fast-food empires that rely on a low-paid, disempowered, and quite-often impoverished workforce. As a stomach-turning new report (PDF viewable here) from the Economic Policy Institute shows, the entire restaurant industry hides a dirty...
Luxury Apartment Building Will Have Separate Door For Poor Residents
Business  (tags: Housing, New York City, Poverty, Rent )

Judy
- 403 days ago - thinkprogress.org
A luxury condo building on New York City's Upper West Side has gotten clearance from the city to have a separate entrance, or a "poor door," for low-income tenants, according to the New York Post.
The Three Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Poverty
Business  (tags: poverty, misconceptions, wages, economics )

Freya
- 439 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.
Tell McDonalds: End McPoverty Wages & Respect Workers' Right To Organize
Business  (tags: McDonald's, minimum wage, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 465 days ago - credomobilize.com
We call on McDonald's corporation to pay workers a fair wage and respect their right to organize without interference. No one who works for a corporation with over $5 billion a year in profits should be forced to use food stamps just to survive.
'I Can Barely Afford My Children's Shoes:' My Life As A McDonald's Worker
Business  (tags: McDonald's, minimum wage, poverty )

Freya
- 490 days ago - alternet.org
Meet Melinda Topel, a single mother with a college degree raising four children on poverty wages and no sick days.
Republicans Believe Rich People Just Work Harder. So How Do They Explain These Statistics?
Business  (tags: wealth, poverty, income, economy, wages )

Freya
- 581 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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