minimum wage

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The minimum wage affects all Americans, but its disproportionate effects on single mothers and all women can’t be forgotten this Labor Day. READ MORE »


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It sucks that companies have to do what the government won’t. READ MORE »


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According to McDonald’s CEO, raising wages for fast food workers isn’t going to lead to the robot apocalypse. READ MORE »


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A deal was confirmed Saturday afternoon in Sacramento, California, to raise the state’s minimum wage from $10 to $15. A formal announcement of the deal should take place this coming Monday by Governor Jerry Brown.

This negotiated deal will boost California’s statewide minimum wage from $10 an hour to $10.50 on Jan. 1,… READ MORE »


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Are you saying this because you really believe it, or because it’s been repeated so often that it sounds like the truth? READ MORE »


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WalMart screwed themselves by not paying their employees enough to shop there. READ MORE »


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President Obama will support gay rights on his upcoming tour of Africa, Venice is banning books that talk about non-traditional families, it’s possible to segregate the internet, and the Fight for $15 has moved to the campaign trail. READ MORE »


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James Franco wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post today. With all the things going on the world right now, the manic pixie dream bro chose to focus on the topic of McDonald’s not doing so well these days.

The op-ed was titled “McDonald’s was there for me when no one else was.” READ MORE »


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Steve Easterbrook wants to make McDonald’s a more “modern, progressive” burger company, without actually changing their labor practices. READ MORE »


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Fight for $15 protests are expanding today, with demonstrations taking place in 230 cities across the United States in support of raising the minimum wage. READ MORE »


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You know who is the greatest ever? Elizabeth Warren. I sometimes feel like I just want a tape of Elizabeth Warren talking and making all the sense, so that I can listen to it when I am having anxiety problems. It is honestly just very, very soothing.
Here she is on Conan, talking about… READ MORE »


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One of the big news items yesterday was the story of a woman who was fired from her job at a Days Inn after she spoke to the Washington Post about what it’s like living on minimum wage, despite the fact that it was her employer who told her to speak to the reporter in the… READ MORE »


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Last month, the Washington Post wrote a story about the debate over raising the minimum wage in America, focusing specifically on how, despite bold headlines on both sides of the cause, for the average worker the relief would be welcome, but it wouldn’t be life-changing. One such employee was Shanna Tippen, a Days Inn employee, who… READ MORE »


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Pope Francis compared trans* people to nuclear weapons. How progressive. [Gay Star News]
A Native American activist is suing Facebook over its “real name” policy. [The Guardian]
The case against allowing adoption for same-sex parents is riddled with pseudo-science. [The Atlantic]
Hunter Moore, founder of revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp.com, has been… READ MORE »


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The Supreme Court is going to hear a case that could result in greater job protections for pregnant women who need leave but don’t have maternity benefits. [NY Times]
The Chicago City Council has voted to raise the minimum wage in the city to $13 an hour by 2018. [Salon]
Fast Company… READ MORE »


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So Republicans now control the House and the Senate, and they defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Maryland, Maine, Massachussetts, and (sigh) Illinois, and so control the majority of gubernatorial offices in the U.S. Don’t freak out too much; let’s be honest, politicians’ inability to care about their constituencies knows no political party. Ever listened to… READ MORE »


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Hey, even Mary Poppins needs to pay the bills. Maybe if the federal minimum wage were just a little bit higher, she wouldn’t have to quit! Leave it to Kristen Bell to combine musical theater and social justice. Just a $3 increase can make a living wage! [Funny Or Die] … READ MORE »


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Yet another NFL team is being sued by a former cheerleader for allegedly paying pom-pom shakers less than minimum wage.

Manouchcar Pierre-Val, 25, filed a class action lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, claiming they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by paying her only $2 an hour between April 2012… READ MORE »


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