Posts tagged "minimum wage"

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

Worst Motel Owner Ever Tells Employee To Talk To A Reporter, Then Fires Her For Doing Exactly That

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,…

Beejoli Shah | March 30, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Pope Francis: Trans* People Are “Opposing God’s Order Of Creation”

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 19, 2015 - 6:30 pm

A Supreme Court Case Could Protect Pregnant Workers

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]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Voting Results On Ballot Measures Shows There’s Still Hope For This Country

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 5, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Kristen Bell Is An Underpaid Mary Poppins

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…

Claire Hannum | July 24, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Former Cheerleader Sues The Tampa Bay Buccaneers For Paying Below Minimum Wage

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm

The Soapbox: My American Dream — A Minimum Wage That Allows Everyone to Prosper

When I think of the American Dream, I don’t just see images of white picket fences and fathers kissing their children before they leave for work.

I see…

Carmen Berkley | May 11, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Former NFL Cheerleaders Sue The Buffalo Bills For Paying Below Minimum Wage, Forcing “Jiggle Test”

Five former NFL cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills are suing the team for alleged violation New York State labor laws by paying the woman less than mandated $8 minimum wage.

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Introducing The Minimum Wage Dress

My wallet thanks you, The British shopping website has created the MWD (Minimum Wage Dress) for all of those whose salaries are scraping the bottom of the barrel. The…

Alyson Penn | June 24, 2013 - 9:20 am

What Can You Really Make Working Retail?

The truth is out: Thanks to a little comparative research by our friends at Brokelyn, we found out what the rates and benefits are for working at some of the…

Julie Gerstein | April 5, 2011 - 4:20 pm