minimum wage

Women are the majority of minimum wage workers in every state except 5

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

Kylie Cheung | September 5, 2016 - 8:42 am

Starbucks Is Raising Employees’ Wages, Following Other Companies’ Footsteps

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

Karen Fratti | July 12, 2016 - 6:04 pm

McDonald’s CEO Stomped On The Biggest Myth About Having A Higher Minimum Wage

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

Kylie Cheung | May 30, 2016 - 2:05 pm

Deal Is Reached To Raise California’s Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

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…

Katrin Higher | March 27, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Bernie Sanders’ Agenda Is Not Only Realistic, It Is Absolutely Necessary

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

Robyn Pennacchia | February 8, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Walmart Is Closing 269 Stores–Could Wage Inequality Be To Blame?

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

Robyn Pennacchia | January 15, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Obama Will Tell African Leaders: “I’m Not A Fan Of Discrimination”

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm

James Franco Hopes To Save McDonald’s, Even If It Means Workers Get Paid Less

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | May 7, 2015 - 1:00 pm

McDonald’s CEO Promises Customers Better Service From Underpaid Employees

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

Robyn Pennacchia | May 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Fight For $15 Protests Are Taking Place In 230 Cities Nationwide Today

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 15, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Elizabeth Warren: The Government Shouldn’t Profit Off Of Kids Trying To Get An Education

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 8, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Frisky Rant: If You Pay Your Employees Crap, Have The Decency To Stand By It

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…

Robyn Pennacchia | March 31, 2015 - 4:10 pm
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