Tag: minimum wage

Voters in Four States Elect to Boost Wages and Working Conditions

November 10, 2016

Amidst a general election that is sure to be discussed, analyzed and hypothesized about for weeks, if not months to come, one aspect you could easily overlook is some resoundingly good news. Voters made their voices heard on policies that directly benefit working people’s ability to provide for their families.… Read More»

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How America’s New Working Class Will Transform America

July 11, 2016

Tamara Draut, the Vice President of Policy and Research at Demos, published her latest book, “Sleeping Giant: How America’s New Working Class Will Transform America,” this spring. Draut delves into not just the struggles facing working families, but the incredible power and potential of our new working class to change our… Read More»

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The Secret Recipe for McDonald’s Rising Profits? Better Wages.

April 28, 2016

Last week, McDonald’s announced its earnings and profit numbers for the first quarter of 2016. The company reported $5.9 billion in gross sales and $1.1 billion in net income—a 35 percent increase from the first quarter of 2015. So what’s behind McDonald’s recent success? Some chalked the spike up to… Read More»

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We All Subsidize McDonald’s Low Wages. Here’s How to Change That.

April 13, 2016

Melissa Benjamin is a mom of two from Denver who has worked as a home-care provider for more than 16 years. Melissa has wanted to be a caretaker since she was young, as she watched her mother help rehabilitate her severely injured brother. “You know that feeling when you get… Read More»

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