The benefits of a $15 minimum would greatly outweigh the costs. The “common sense” fears, such as “low paid workers losing their jobs” with a hike in the minimum wage turn out to not actually happen in real life. A raise in the minimum wage turns out to not be the death … Continue reading The Counterintuitive Workings of the Minimum Wage – The Atlantic
Seems like we’re moving in the wrong direction. Source: [OC] Houses earned per year at US Federal minimum wage – dataisbeautiful Continue reading Houses earned per year at US Federal minimum wage
An initial study said the increase to $15 would cost workers jobs and hours. That didn’t happen. The next time someone tells you we can’t afford a $15 minimum wage, tell them … Continue reading What Minimum-Wage Foes Got Wrong About Seattle – Bloomberg
Low-income Americans working full-time can’t afford to rent a modest apartment in any state Wow! Source: Minimum wage doesn’t cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. – CBS News Continue reading Minimum wage doesn’t cover the rent anywhere in the U.S. – CBS News
Apparel company Able wants to hold the fashion industry accountable for working conditions–by publishing the salaries of everyone in its supply chain. This is great. Source: Why this clothing company is making … Continue reading Why this clothing company is making its factory wages public
Where the Koch brothers see government tyranny, most Americans see common-sense solutions to basic problems, it turns out. Funny how these Koch brother studies lately have been finding out that the people … Continue reading The Koch Brothers Commissioned a Survey of Americans and Found Most Like a $15 Minimum Wage, Free College, and Universal Health Care
The economy’s booming. Some states have raised minimum wages. But even with recent wage growth for the lowest-paid workers, there is still nowhere in the country where someone working a full-time minimum wage job could afford to rent a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the National Low … Continue reading A minimum-wage worker can’t afford a 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in the U.S.
When Nick Hanauer was just 7, his father made sure he and his brother knew every aspect of the family business. Today, Hanauer is a self-made billionaire. Hanauer’s business acumen has allowed him to become one of the wealthiest Americans — the so-called 1 percent — but it has also made him … Continue reading Unfiltered: ‘Raising wages [doesn’t] kill jobs. It’s just a thing rich people say to poor people.’
Bank of America doesn’t know what it’s talking about, Chipotle says. The average Chipotle worker makes $9/hr. This is why being listed on the stock market is bad for employees, as it … Continue reading Bank Downgrades Chipotle, Complaining It Pays Workers Too Much. Chipotle Says That’s Bunk.
Target’s decision to raise its pay to $15 an hour destroys this argument from the naysayers, says NELP general counsel Paul Sonn. If a discount retailer with paper thin margins can do … Continue reading Target’s $15 an hour move ‘blows up’ minimum wage myths-commentary
The wealth of McDonald’s shareholders is built on the poverty of its workers. Now they’ve had enough, says Guardian senior economics commentator Aditya Chakrabortty Staff are fighting for £10 an hour. The boss earns £5,684 in the same time. Now employees like Tyrone are saying they’ve had enough. #McStrike is going on … Continue reading Poverty, illness, homelessness – no wonder McDonald’s UK workers are going on strike
The plight of low-wage workers is real. The percentage of American full-time minimum-wage workers who can afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment in any U.S. state without being what the government calls … Continue reading Only 0.1% of US minimum wage workers can afford a 1-bedroom