[caption id="attachment_6912" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Fast-food workers in L.A. on Thursday protest against restaurant-chain mogul Andrew Puzder, who was tapped by President Trump for labor secretary.[/caption] Andrew Puzder, who President Trump has nominated as our next Labor secretary, p...
[caption id="attachment_6873" align="alignright" width="675"] Police arrested dozens of protesters in Los Angeles and other cities across the US on Tuesday.[/caption] The “Fight for $15” campaign has won a number of victories over the past few years, with organizers saying their efforts have im...
Will the new $15 minimum wage help the economy by putting more spending money in worker’s pockets, or will small businesses and local consumers end up hurt by the higher payroll costs? With Seattle’s minimum wage increasing to $15 per hour by the year 2022, what impact can we except on workers,...
Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law went into effect today, just a year after the city was hailed by labor activists as the first major urban center to push employers into higher wages and compensation for workers. However, the fast food workers who orchestrated walkouts to publicize the measure won...
Many Walmart workers advocating for higher wages announced that they were planning large-scale protests at more than 1,600 Walmart stores nationwide on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and America’s biggest shopping day of the year. Read more here on the Walmart Black Friday protests. ...
Workers in jobs that pay the federal minimum wage make only $7.25 per hour, before taxes. Labor rights activists, lawmakers and employment attorneys across the U.S. state that this amount (and even slightly higher state-based minimum wage rates) don't pay workers enough to cover life's basic needs. ...
Last week a coalition of Chicago aldermen put forth an ordinance proposing a $15 an hour minimum wage for workers in the nation’s third-largest city. According to details in the ordinance, corporations with more than $50 million in annual sales would be required to increase minimum worker pay to ...
At last week’s Code Conference, a tech convention in L.A. sponsored by the publication Re/code, Walmart's CEO dodged a question about how to improve his employees' lives by reportedly stating that like them, he himself is just another "associate." President and CEO Doug McMillon earns just unde...
Earlier this week, Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill raising Michigan’s minimum wage by 25% over the next four years to $9.25 an hour. Meanwhile, Republicans controlling the state government moved to block a November ballot measure that would have increased the wage rate even more. Michigan’s c...
[caption id="attachment_4518" align="alignright" width="300"] Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders performing last December.[/caption] In the wake of a series of wage theft lawsuits filed by NFL cheerleaders, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader is suing team owners for unlawful pay practices. Manouchca...