Friday, December 14, 2018

Tag: minimum wage

Disabled Workers Legally Allowed To Be Paid ‘Sub-Minimum’ Wage (VIDEO)

Many people with disabilities can be paid well below the minimum wage legally. Chris Wilson is 33-years-old and has Down Syndrome. He only makes between...

Local Governments Raise Minimum Wage–Republicans Fight To Lower It (VIDEO)

Republicans love to tout "local control," "states' rights," and "smaller government." You've heard the talking points: "Let the states decide their own gun control laws." "The federal...

Minimum Wage To Be Raised In 21 States and 22 Cities...

When adjusted for inflation, the federal minimum wage has hovered around seven dollars since the 1970's. The cost of living, however, has not remained stagnant. In 1970,...

Trump’s Cabinet Will Dismantle Decades of Progress (VIDEO)

Goodbye, clean air and water. Farewell, labor standards. So long, subsidized housing. Fuggedaboutit, racial healing. The President-elect plans to appoint your worst nightmare to...

5 Ways Trump Is A Disaster For The Poorest Americans

President Obama was a great president for the poor. As The Atlantic notes, there were three main moves he made to reduce income inequality: ...

This Chart Shows How Many Hours You Have To Work In...

A recent study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition determined how many hours you would have to work a minimum wage job to afford...

WATCH: Fox Business Host Pines For The Days Of Child Labor...

We've all heard our elders tell us about "the good old days," and how much simpler life was back in the day. No doubt...

Raising Wages Will NOT Kill The Job Market! (VIDEO)

Republicans sure do love Ronald Reagan. He introduced new economic policies during his administration. "Reaganomics" was partially based on the concept of trickle-down economics....

How Would You Like A Basic Income Just For Being Alive?...

Most Americans are wage slaves. A lot of us work so hard for so little, breaking our bodies, minds, and spirits so that we...

McD’s CEO: $15 Wage Would Not Lead To Robot Replacements

According to McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook, implementation of a $15 minimum wage would not lead to McDonald's employees being replaced by robots. The current...

REPORT: Minimum Wage Increases Actually Do Not Hurt Businesses

The National Employment Law Project (NELP), a national advocacy group dedicated to the employment rights of low-wage workers, just threw its gauntlet into the...

The GOP War On Women Continues

This season's crop of Republican presidential candidates continued their attacks on women this week. The latest assault comes from Senator Ted Cruz, who seems...

Poor Goldman Sachs CEO Gets Pay Cut, Only Paid $22.6 Million...

I'm sure that you have all heard the comments made by the big guns in the GOP about the proposed minimum wage increase. Bernie Sanders,...

Hillary Clinton: Disabled People Deserve A Living Wage Too!

Hillary Clinton has vowed to take on an issue no candidate has mentioned before. If elected, she wants to close the legal loophole allowing...

Why North Carolina’s HB2 Is Worse Than You Think

If you've been keeping up with news lately, you've likely heard about North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law enacted by the state's Republicans. The law, HB2, repealed...

When Bernie Sanders Became Birdie Sanders

You would never think a tiny bird could make a monumental impact at a presidential rally, but think again! On Friday afternoon, Bernie Sanders’...

Meanwhile, In Alabama, There’s A Quiet Fight Going On For The...

Over the past several years, many states have been revisiting their minimum wage standards. The process is really nothing new, and happens every couple...

Guess Who’s Finally Raising The Minimum Wage They Pay Workers

Costco announced this week that they are raising their minimum wage by $1.50 up to $13 an hour. This is the first time in...

Trump Gets Berned In Minimum Wage Debate

Donald Trump is not known for his razor wit. You would be hard-pressed to find an instance of thoughtful, incisive discourse ever coming out...

What They Don’t Want You To Know About A $33/Hr Wage

Six months ago, Dan Price, founder of Gravity Payments in Seattle, WA, announced that he was going to raise the wage of every single...