Friday, April 3, 2020

Tag: wage inequality

Victory for workers: Connecticut passes legislation raising state’s minimum wage to...

Connecticut now joins New Jersey, Illinois and Maryland by passing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023.

Paycheck Fairness Act passes in the House

Seven Republicans voted with Democrats to close the wage gap and amend the Equal Pay Act and Fair Labor Standards Act.

A bold new idea to boost wages

I’m talking about expanding something called the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. And although it’s been around for decades, it can be the basis of a revolutionary change in the lives of millions of people.

Executive excess: How taxpayers subsidize giant corporate pay gaps

More than two-thirds of the top federal contractors and corporate subsidy recipients paid their CEO more than 100 times their median worker pay in 2017.

Taxpayers are subsidizing corporations that pay CEOs hundreds of times more...

Author says the findings should fuel the movement to "use the power of the public purse to crack down on corporations that refuse to share the wealth."

Why do corporate boards so overpay US CEOs?

Corporate boards simply play by market rules. If they don’t, they risk losing their executive talent.

Why wages are going nowhere

The combination of high corporate profits and growing corporate political power has created a vicious cycle.

Disneyland Resort becomes one of the highest minimum wages in country...

The minimum wage increase comes after four labor unions representing employees pressured Disneyland Resort for months.

Sanders hosts ‘CEOs vs. Workers’ town hall to take on ‘extravagant’...

Join Bernie Sanders, along with workers from Amazon, Disney, McDonald’s, American Airlines and Walmart, for a town hall tonight at 7 p.m.

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Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

Could COVID-19 reshape global leadership?

The crisis the world will face over the next six months or a year is one that cries out for competent leadership.

A new major political party

The People’s Party should work actively to drain Bernie-ites from the Democratic Party.

Media need to scrutinize Andrew Cuomo’s record, not crush on his words

It’s hard not to grasp for heroic leaders in a time of crisis, but heroes don’t talk about love and compassion while sacrificing the most vulnerable—and it’s media’s job to expose that hypocrisy, not swoon under Andrew Cuomo’s spell.

With record-shattering unemployment, Sanders, Schumer, and Wyden ask Trump’s labor dept: ‘Do you have...

“It is absolutely imperative that the millions of Americans who are eligible for unemployment benefits receive every dollar to which they are entitled as quickly as possible.”