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Fast-Food Workers Sue McDonald's, Claim Wage Theft
Business  (tags: McDonald's, fast food, workers, wages, strikes, pickets, protests )

Freya
- 35 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Fast-food workers from three states are suing McDonald's, claiming a variety of wage theft practices, including forcing workers to clock out but remain at work, docking pay to purchase company-required uniforms and stiffing employees on overtime.
Making the Economic Case for More Than the Minimum Wage
Business  (tags: wages, minimum wage, working poor )

Freya
- 62 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
In his January 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called for a new federal minimum wage of $10.10 an hour. The year before, in the same speech, he proposed a $9 minimum wage.
$2.13 Is the Tipping Point -- America's Food Servers Are Grossly Underpaid
Business  (tags: wages, tips, food service )

Freya
- 65 days ago - alternet.org
Jayaraman's new book 'Behind the Kitchen Door' makes the case for a major wage hike.
Americans Grapple With Income Inequality
Business  (tags: wages, income, economics, income inequality )

Freya
- 74 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
- 75 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.
"Our Food Is Dishonestly Priced": Michael Pollan on the Food Movement's Next Goal of Justice for Food Workers
Business  (tags: food industry, workers, wages, #livingwage, Michael Pollan, economic injustice, food movement )

Brian
- 78 days ago - truth-out.org
"Industry plays up the image of the food snob to keep us divided, but the stereotype hides a much more diverse and savvy movement, says best-selling author and food activist Michael Pollan."
They Can't Survive on $7.25
Business  (tags: wages, income, minimum wage, petitions )

Freya
- 82 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.
Myths About A Minimum Wage Raise
Business  (tags: wages, minimum wage, labor )

Freya
- 82 days ago - youngprogressivevoices.net
Minimum wage was designed to increase with inflation. It has not done so. Unfortunately, there are now many obstacles to getting that done.
Republicans Believe Rich People Just Work Harder. So How Do They Explain These Statistics?
Business  (tags: wealth, poverty, income, economy, wages )

Freya
- 82 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.
The "Middle Class" Myth: Here's Why Wages Are Really So Low Today
Business  (tags: wages, poverty, middle class, unions )

Freya
- 104 days ago - salon.com
Want to understand the failures of the "free market" and the key to getting a decent wage? Here's the real story.
Low Pay Is Not Ok - Petition
Business  (tags: Low Pay Is Not Ok, wages, living wage, fast food industry, petition )

Dandelion
- 142 days ago - lowpayisnotok.org
52% of fast-food employees' families are forced to rely on public assistance to put food on the table or see a doctor because of poverty wages. The incredibly profitable corporations pay so little wage it costs the taxpayers in safety net programs.
So Much for WalMart Paying People to Work Thanksgiving
Business  (tags: Walmart, Thanksgiving, workers, wages )

Freya
- 144 days ago - dailykos.com
Last week we learned that WalMart would be open on Thanksgiving day. We were told by a WalMart executive "associates" were even excited about the opportunity! Heck they were going to get extra pay, a meal and 25% off everything they could buy...
One Fact About Raising The Minimum Wage Is So Unbelievable, I Had To Fact-Check It Like 5 Times
Business  (tags: wages, Walmart )

Freya
- 144 days ago - upworthy.com
Just check this out. I seriously had to fact-check this a few times before it really sank in. We hear lots of doomsday "OhMyGawd if we raise the minimum wage, everybody will go out of business and we'll have to eat bugs" types of things from some folks.
Tell McDonald's to Stop Buying Luxury Jets Until They Pay Workers a Living Wage
Business  (tags: petitions, McDonalds, workers, wages )

Freya
- 172 days ago - dailykos.com
More than half of low-wage workers employed by the largest U.S. fast-food restaurants earn so little that they must rely on public assistance to get by. McDonald's is the worst offender, costing taxpayers $1.2 billion in poverty benefits for its employee
McDonald's Low Wages Cost Taxpayers $1.2 Billion Per Year
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, economy, ethics, finance, government, humans, labor, law, lies, McDonald's, money, politics, society, Wages, wal-mart )

Kit
- 182 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Taxpayers are shelling out $1.2 billion a year to help pay workers at McDonald's, according to an estimate from the National Employment Law Project published Tuesday.
 

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