Wal-Mart’s announcement that it will raise its minimum wage came as the retail industry faces a rising number of workers quitting their jobs. Better pay is one way retailers can keep the people they already have, rather than constantly hiring new ones.
The retailer is America’s biggest private employer. Its minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour this year, and $10 an hour in 2016.
A single mother in South Los Angeles just went on strike for the first time. This is what the fight for a living wage and a union actually looks like.
Minimum wage hikes passed in a whole slew of California cities.
A summer’s work at minimum wage used to easily pay for a whole year’s tuition. Not now.
The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a measure Monday to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour over the course of seven years.
Police arrested 139 protesters for “criminal trespassing” during demonstrations to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to unionize.
Shoppers can hold up to five pieces of merchandise at U.S. stores until closing the next day without any obligation to make a purchase. The chains aim to close the gap between merchandise displayed online and what’s carried in stores.
Obama has pushed LGBT rights more than any other president before him, but his administration has been inexplicably quiet about moving on anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Members of Congress and LGBT advocates want action.
Dollar, dollar, bills, y’all.
“Highly doubt” even one Republican will sign on, a GOP leadership aide said in an email. Democrats need 19 Republicans to sign onto the discharge petition.
The owner of Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, Piperlime, and Intermix said it will raise the current $7.25 minimum wage for its workers to $9 this year and to $10 in 2015. Update: Gap executive Art Peck tells BuzzFeed, “It’s coinciding with the national debate, but honestly, this was a business decision.”
“I think 10 years from now, five years from now people are going to look back and say this was a monumental achievement that could not have happened had it not been for this caucus,” Obama said.
Democrats announced Thursday they will try to get enough signatures on a petition to force a vote on raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
Don’t get too attached to shark-fin soup, Delaware.
A top Democrat is ready to go on offense over economic inequality — if not to speak those words. “There’s no way [the GOP] can sort of escape it.”
Thousands of fast food and retail workers went on a one-day strike Thursday in cities across the nation in order to build support for raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.
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“We can’t survive on $7.25.”
Employees say they want wages raised to $15 an hour and the right to form unions without retaliation.
It seems McDonald’s doesn’t think that a person can making a living wage working at McDonald’s alone.
Obama: “Minimum wage should be a wage that you can live on.”
“In the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty,” the White House says.
In this video, U.S. Representative Bill Young (R-FL) responds to a question about raising the minimum wage with “get a job.”