Commentary | October 24, 2014

Talk Poverty: It Takes a Village to Enforce Fair Wage Laws

Via: Talk Poverty

Seattle made history in June when it became the first major city in America to pass a livable minimum wage(…)

Commentary | October 14, 2014

MSNBC: Opposition to Raising the Minimum Wage Is Crumbling


In an interview last week, the soon-to-be-named chairman of the National Retail Federation (NRF), Container Store CEO Kip Tindell, pledged(…)

Commentary | October 8, 2014

Huffington Post: SCOTUS Must Side With Amazon Workers, Rule Against Preposterous Unpaid Time Req’t

Via: Huffington Post

The practice of not paying people for the time their employers require them to be at work was outlawed three-quarters(…)

Commentary | September 25, 2014

Hate unemployment, not the unemployed

Last week, speaking before the American Enterprise Institute, Speaker John Boehner was asked about a recent speech Rep. Paul Ryan(…)

Commentary | September 9, 2014

US NEWS: The Permanent Temp Economy

Via: U.S News

Marcela Gallegos assembled 77 boxes per minute in a Chicago factory that supplies pizza for Costco. David Fields drove thousands(…)

Commentary | September 4, 2014

MSNBC: Home Care Workers Join the ‘Fight for $15’


Fast Food workers are welcoming a new and compelling partner to the Fight for $15. Today, hundreds of home care(…)

Commentary | September 4, 2014

Restaurant Business: Minimum Wage Momentum is Fueled by the Facts

Over the past year, a record number of states and cities have taken action to raise the minimum wage. These(…)

Commentary | September 1, 2014

Political Research: The Shell Game of Contingent Employment

Via: Political Research

In 2011, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a corporate partner of the Marriott hotel chain, used a general contractor that(…)

Commentary | August 29, 2014

TIME: The $15 Minimum Wage Is a Bellwether of the New Living Wage


A little less than two years ago, a group of courageous New York fast food workers went on strike, outlandishly(…)

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