Tag: wage inequality
"We are literally starving. It's time for Congress to act."
There is a direct correlation between this racial, gendered wage gap and evictions.
Congress ought to be listening to actual workers explain why they’re not rushing back to the jobs being offered by restaurant chains and such.
"I'm confident that the parliamentarian will advise next week that we can raise the minimum wage through the reconciliation process."
The federal minimum wage—just $7.25 an hour—hasn’t been increased in more than a decade.
Connecticut now joins New Jersey, Illinois and Maryland by passing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023.
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.
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."