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.
In Denmark, $20 an hour is the lowest rate the fast food industry can pay thanks to an agreement between Denmark’s largest union and the Danish employers group Horesta which includes fast food outlets like Burger King, McDonald’s, Starbucks.