Posts tagged "minimum wage"

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 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 sentenced…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

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] The Chicago City Council has voted to raise the minimum wage in the city to $13 an hour by 2018. [Salon] Fast Company ha…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

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 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…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 5, 2014

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 Bell to combine musical theater and social justice. Just a $3 increase can make a living wage! [Funny Or Die]…
By: Claire Hannum / July 24, 2014

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 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 and March…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2014

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 an African-American mother of two dropping her children off at school and driving to her place of employment with the confidence that she'll have enough gas to…
By: Carmen Berkley / May 11, 2014

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. The ex-cheerleaders, called the Jills, said the team "exploited the women" by not paying them/underpaying them for events like game day performances, practices two time…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 24, 2014

Introducing The Minimum Wage Dress

My wallet thanks you, SheLikes.com. 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 cut-out mini-shift goes for £3.68, the hourly minimum wage for teens in Britain. For us Americans, that totals about $5.68 – or…
By: Alyson Penn / June 24, 2013

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 most popular retail spots. Anthropologie? Sales associates start at anywhere between $9 and $11 an hour and get 40-percent discounts on apparel, 25…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 5, 2011