Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Tag: minimum wage

CEOs Call for Wage Increases for Workers! What’s the Catch?

The powerful peers of the corporate plutocracy are frightened by wealth inequality happening in America. While many are looking to fix it, their concern is not driven by moral outrage at the injustice, but rather by self-interest.

Overtime: Finally, a Break for the Middle Class

There is finally a bit of good news for hard-working Americans—the U.S. Department of Labor just proposed raising the overtime threshold. More than a million workers will soon get a raise.

Dishing out Poverty Wages on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers are shafting the underpaid workers who prepare their meals. Wages are less than $11 an hour, well below the very expensive cost of living in the Washington area.

Making the Economy Work for the Many, Not the Few. Step...

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?

Fight for $15: Tens of Thousands Rally as Labor, Civil Rights...

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.

A Corporate Apostate

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.

Aetna Lifts the National Standard for ‘Competitive Wages’

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.

Not Lovin’ It

McDonald's new ad campaign is trying to tap into people’s emotions linking their positive feelings of love with the Golden Arches. Maybe it would be better served to ask the workers about the “love” they’re getting from McDonald’s.

Fast Food Workers in Kentucky Stand Up to Global Billion-Dollar Corporation...

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.

Why Wages Won’t Rise

The key strategy of the nation’s large corporations and financial sector has been to prevent wages from rising. And if you didn't already notice, corporations and Wall Street are calling the shots.

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Outrage and calls for justice after Sonya Massey’s fatal shooting by police in Illinois

Campaigners and political leaders across the United States respond with outrage and calls for justice after the release of body camera footage showing the deadly police shooting of Sonya Massey, an unarmed 36-year-old Black woman from Springfield, Illinois.

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This all-ages education center reminds us that “we are a part of this earth, not apart from it.”

Biden withdraws from 2024 race, endorses Kamala Harris for historic nomination

In a historic move, President Joe Biden announces his withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race, endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris and reshaping the Democratic primary landscape.