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Workers Say While They Were Serving The Rich Their Employer Was Robbing Them Blind
Business  (tags: wage theft, lawsuits, workers, wages, income, economic injustice )

Freya
- 6 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The people who make fancy snacks for first-class passengers flying through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are getting robbed by their bosses, according to a new class-action lawsuit in California.
Why the Gap Between Worker Pay and Productivity Is So Problematic
Business  (tags: Workers, Wages, Economic Injustice, Productivity, Employers, Wage Gap )

Brian
- 31 days ago - theatlantic.com
Labor has become more efficient and profitable, but employees aren't sharing in the benefits.
Not Lovin' It: McDonald's Falls Flat at Enhancing Its Public Image
Business  (tags: McDonald's, fast food, injustice, labor, wages, protests )

Freya
- 63 days ago - alternet.org
The company's PR initiatives can't disguise its unfair labor practices.
Raise the Minimum Wage for Servers!
Business  (tags: wages, servers, minimum wage, income, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 64 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.
Senior Federal Executives Earned Fewer Bonuses in 2013
Business  (tags: world, usa, society, politics, money, investments, investing, humans, government, finance, economy, corporate, business, bonuses, federal executives, obama administration, wages )

Darren
- 72 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Obama administration scaled back its bonuses for senior government executives in 2013 as overall performance levels dropped for top managers compared to the previous year.
How Some Prisoners Are America's Most Exploited Workers
Business  (tags: prisons, inmates, slavery, wages, work )

Freya
- 86 days ago - alternet.org
The wages paid to prisoners for labor inside prisons have declined over the past three decades.
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
- 138 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.
Four-Day Workweeks: Change for the Better?
Business  (tags: Work Week, 40 hours, Shortening, Wages, Benefits, #RaiseTheWage, Capitalism, Employers, Employees, Workers, Workers Rights, Fair Pay )

Brian
- 183 days ago - truth-out.org
"Shortening the workweek with no cut in pay would also be the democratically preferred method of coping with changing global labor conditions."
Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil
Business  (tags: productivity, labor, wages, income, corporations, work, employment, profits, greed )

Freya
- 202 days ago - motherjones.com
Why "efficiency" and "productivity" really mean more profits for corporations and less sanity for you.
40 Percent of Restaurant Workers Live in Near-Poverty
Business  (tags: restaurants, wages, poverty, workers, food, eating out )

Freya
- 213 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...
"Unbalanced Recovery": Wages Falling, Low-Paid Jobs Rising Across US
Business  (tags: Economic Injustice, Recovery, Great Recession, Unemployment, Jobs, Wages, Workers Rights )

Brian
- 214 days ago - commondreams.org
"These losses are part of an alarming trend toward greater inequality and a shrinking share of the economic pie going to workers"
The Three Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Poverty
Business  (tags: poverty, misconceptions, wages, economics )

Freya
- 285 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
- 319 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
- 320 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
- 346 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...
 

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