To argue that the minimum wage was never supposed to be a living wage is completely anachronistic.
The union, United Healthcare Workers East or 1199SEIU, is the first group of home care workers in the country to receive a $15 minimum wage.
The latest domestic front on which the Obama administration is waging a battle? Paid overtime for the American worker.
Here’s some sad, surprising news from Los Angeles: after helping support the fight for a $15/hr minimum wage, LA unions are now requesting that the $15 minimum wage not apply to certain types of employees.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council made plans to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15/hr by 2020. This comes after a series of #FightFor15 protests, including a 15-day hunger strike in front of LA’s City Hall.
The Wall Street bonus pool may be double the full-time minimum wage earnings combined, but an individual bonus could be twelve times as much as a minimum-wage worker earns.
Yesterday was #FightFor15, a nation-wide strike/protest/assembly where a reported 60,000 people in 200 cities rallied in support of a single goal: a $15 minimum wage, across America, as soon as possible.
McDonald’s is announcing plans to raise its minimum wage to “an average of $9.90 an hour.”
It’s been just one month since Walmart announced that it was raising its minimum wage to $9 an hour. Now, Target is following suit with a new announcement that its stores will also offer a minimum wage of $9 an hour, and the wage will go into effect next month.
Walmart announced that it was raising its minimum wage to $9.00, for all entry-level workers in its U.S. stores. As Reuters notes, that means some employees will be receiving a 24 percent raise.