The CEO of McDonald’s fast food chain, Steve Easterbrook, was pleased to announce that driven by the President’s push for higher wages and a growing economy, McDonald’s profits are up, employee turnover is lower, and customer satisfaction scores are higher. So much for the GOP’s lies that higher wages and employee benefits are business killers.
The economy is growing for the extremely wealthy, but there were 3 million more children living in extreme poverty in 2013 than in 2008
It is likely that Walker's idea that poverty wages are living wages came directly from the Kochs, who see American workers as peasants
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and 17 Senate Democrats are urging President Obama to use his executive powers to help American workers.
The U.S. government should only award federal contracts to companies that pay American workers a living wage.
If American taxpayers realized their largesse was going to those who need it least, highly-profitable corporations, they would likely put an end to their generous ways in a heartbeat.
Instead of any real measures or support to address the crushing income disparity between the 1% and the rest of the population, Republicans are proposing harsher measures to shift more wealth to the rich at the expense of those who need it most; families with children.
During a debate with his Democratic gubernatorial opponent last week, Koch loyalist Scott Walker took the time to insult Wisconsin workers he claimed are responsible for being stuck earning poverty wages.
40% of America's wealth is not enough for the Walton's or their investors so Walmart took steps to increase their riches by taking more from their horribly underpaid workforce and subsequently American taxpayers; particularly those living in "Blue" states who will have to take up the slack.
According to the Department of Workforce Development, "there is no reasonable cause to believe that the wages paid to the complainants are not a living wage"
If we were able to ask the average American if s/he would be willing to pay $12.50 annually so that thousands upon thousands of people who work for a living might stand a chance of meeting their basic needs, I wonder how s/he would respond?
Republicans, the Chamber of Commerce, and large corporations have made a mockery of the idea and purpose Labor Day was once celebrated regardless it is American workers that made America, and business, prosperous and successful.
President Obama vowed during his State of the Union address to take to pen and phone to do what he legally can do without Congress, and today he took action on that promise.
Republicans who are wont to claim they speak for all Americans say the people oppose higher wages, but if the minimum wage kept pace with the top 1%, it would be $22.62 an hour.
There are plenty of things for all Americans to be thankful for, but sadly, a substantial segment of the population has little reason to be grateful on this official "day of thanksgiving."
People should not work full-time for wages that put them below the poverty line, but it is all too common. Now, they're taking a stand.
Huckabee complains that it is easy to spend somebody else's money; it is apparently far easier from his perspective to starve somebody else
Republicans don't want you to know this, but that there are ways to provide ordinary citizens with healthcare and prosper while doing it.
With union power waning, governments are implementing workers' rights. It's time to build a national movement built on grassroots efforts.
Republicans will spend three weeks promoting the policies that drove 4 out of 5 Americans into unemployment, near or at poverty, or reliance on government assistance.