Tag: minimum wage
Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is the first step to help the economy work for everyone. A powerful movement is already winning new laws in cities and states, and forcing companies to raise wages. Don't you think it's the least a decent society should require?
In the largest action to date to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage, thousands of low-wage workers took to cities nationwide to fight for a living wage. The rally was a joining of Civil Rights and social justice movements forces.
Not only did Mark Bertolini, corporate chief of the health insurance giant Aetna, increase the company's lowest wage to $16 an hour and improve health benefits, he publicly revealed that these increases aren’t as financially painful as other corporate conglomerates claim.
One rare CEO is increasing up to one-third of his employees' pay as well as adjusting its company health plan so lower-income workers can get the same health coverage. Aetna set a new national standard for competitive wages.
This Wednesday, cooks and cashiers at Morehead State University (MSU) will vote to unionize in order to bargain for a liveable wage. The workers are employed by Aramark, whose top executive makes 1,817 times more per year than their average worker.