Tag: minimum wage

You Can Be Fired for Not Showing Up to Work During a Hurricane

September 17, 2018

Ahead of a natural disaster like Hurricane Florence, politicians and safety officials tell the public to evacuate early and not wait until conditions get bad. We all know that you can lose your home and your belongings, but politicians never talk about the fact that during a disaster, many people… Read More»

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Major League Wage Theft: How Baseball Owners and Congress Exploit Minor League Players

March 28, 2018

Baseball season begins this week and fans across the country will see their favorite players and all-stars play in places like Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, and Wrigley Field. The season commencement will also be cause for celebration for the former farm team players who advanced to the majors for the… Read More»

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Disney World is Anything But Magical for its Employees

December 5, 2017

Update (10/4/18): Working people at Disneyland and Disney World resorts won their campaigns and ratified three new union contracts over the course of the summer and fall! At Disney World resort in Florida, employees will see their minimum pay raise to $15 an hour by 2021, and both resort and… Read More»

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It’s Time to Put an End to Exploitative Tipped Wages

August 23, 2017

Although the restaurant industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, individuals who earn “tipped wages” remain particularly disenfranchised. The National Restaurant Association touts the false notion that “tip-earning employees can be among a restaurant’s highest earners.” In fact, industry wages are extremely low. People working… Read More»

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Atlanta Fought for $15 and Won

June 26, 2017

People working for the city of Atlanta received welcome news as the City Council unanimously passed a budget raising their wages. Starting on July 1, 2017, base pay for city employees will rise from $10.10 to $13 an hour. Even better news? By mid-2019, all city employees will earn a… Read More»

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New $15 ‘Raise the Wage Act’ Aims to Give People a Fair Return on Their Work

May 25, 2017

Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Reps. Bobby Scott (D. Va.), and Keith Ellison (D. Minn.), along with their colleagues, introduced legislation to boost the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The “Raise the Wage Act” would gradually increase the minimum wage from current floor of… Read More»

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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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