While the president's proposed plan to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 languishes in a divided Congress, the Upshot's Jared Bernstein reports that as many as 34 states may propose minimum wage increases
on their ballots this year. Who would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage? Bernstein looked at the numbers.
So OKComrade is currently a Facebook page
, though they hope to turn it into an app soon. It is unfortunately not as tongue-in-cheek as I had hoped. Lots of photos of cats, though.
Today is not a day to celebrate equal pay between the genders, as that does not exist. By "equal pay day" we (we?) mean, Happy This is How Many Extra Days Women Would Have To Work To Make As Much As Men Did In 2013 Day. Ladies, we are done working for 2013 now, hypothetically! And boy am I tired.
As you may have heard, women earn on average 77 cents out of every dollar paid to their male counterparts. Here are some more SAD FACTS, courtesy of the National Women's Law Center, who is covering the pay gap
Walmart brings in more food stamp revenue than any other company, and much of it comes from their employees.