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If You'Ve Ever Been A Server In America
Business  (tags: servers, wait staff, working poor, tips, poverty wages, starvation wages )

Dandelion
- 550 days ago - dailykos.com
Many are shocked to discover the majority of American servers are making $2.13 per hour base pay. In addition to poor wages, most servers receive no benefits, no overtime pay, no sick pay, no sick days, no vacations (paid/unpaid), and no insurance.
Unsteady Incomes Keep Millions Behind on Bills - NYTimes.Com
Business  (tags: labor, income, business, work, working poor, hours, schedules, money, families, economy )

Kathryn
- 597 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.
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, National Women’s Law Center, 20M low-wage earners:, 2/3 women, living wage )

LucyKalei
- 693 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
Making the Economic Case for More Than the Minimum Wage
Business  (tags: wages, minimum wage, working poor )

Freya
- 892 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.
Get a Clue, McDonald's: The Other Insult No One's Talking About
Business  (tags: corporate, business, McDonald's, employees, working poor, society, money, ethics, economy, finance, americans )

Carrie
- 1102 days ago - salon.com
The unstated assumption behind the McDonald's budget is that the working poor must be educated about financial planning. And that assumption is in turn a belief that is deeply embedded among America's cultural elites -
   

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