Living wage

McDonald’s CEO Admits Obama’s Economy and Higher Wages Is A Rousing Success

The CEO of McDonald’s fast food chain, Steve Easterbrook, was pleased to announce that driven by the President’s push for…

6 years ago

Republican Welfare Reform Pushed A Third Of America’s Children Into Extreme Poverty

The economy is growing for the extremely wealthy, but there were 3 million more children living in extreme poverty in…

7 years ago

Scott Walker Says Poverty Pay Is A Living Wage

It is likely that Walker's idea that poverty wages are living wages came directly from the Kochs, who see American…

7 years ago

Bernie Sanders and 17 Senate Democrats Urge Obama To Use The Presidency To Help Workers

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and 17 Senate Democrats are urging President Obama to use his executive powers to help American…

7 years ago

Senate Cafeteria Cook Goes On Strike To Draw Attention To Low Wages

The U.S. government should only award federal contracts to companies that pay American workers a living wage.

7 years ago

New Report: Taxpayers Subsidize $153.8 Billion In Corporate Profits Due To Low Wages

If American taxpayers realized their largesse was going to those who need it least, highly-profitable corporations, they would likely put…

7 years ago

More Shame – Over Half Of Public School Students Live In Poverty

Instead of any real measures or support to address the crushing income disparity between the 1% and the rest of…

7 years ago

Scott Walker Joins the Republican Crusade Denigrating Americans’ Work Ethic

During a debate with his Democratic gubernatorial opponent last week, Koch loyalist Scott Walker took the time to insult Wisconsin…

8 years ago

Always Evil Walmart Increases Profits While Cutting Employee Benefits

40% of America's wealth is not enough for the Walton's or their investors so Walmart took steps to increase their…

8 years ago

Gov. Scott Walker Says $7.25 Per Hour is a Living Wage

According to the Department of Workforce Development, "there is no reasonable cause to believe that the wages paid to the…

8 years ago

How Much Would You Pay for the Good Society? Where the Income Inequality Debate Can Take Us

If we were able to ask the average American if s/he would be willing to pay $12.50 annually so that…

8 years ago

Republicans Mocked Labor Day With War on Workers

Republicans, the Chamber of Commerce, and large corporations have made a mockery of the idea and purpose Labor Day was…

8 years ago

As Promised, Obama Uses His Mighty Pen to Set a Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

President Obama vowed during his State of the Union address to take to pen and phone to do what he…

8 years ago

Stop Complaining Republicans, the Minimum Wage Should be $22.62 an Hour

Republicans who are wont to claim they speak for all Americans say the people oppose higher wages, but if the…

8 years ago

For Many Americans There is Little To Be Thankful For On Thanksgiving

There are plenty of things for all Americans to be thankful for, but sadly, a substantial segment of the population…

8 years ago

Low Wage Work Rebellion May Finally Bring Down Our Poverty Rate

People should not work full-time for wages that put them below the poverty line, but it is all too common.…

9 years ago

Mike Huckabee Renews Assault on Sanity of a Living Wage

Huckabee complains that it is easy to spend somebody else's money; it is apparently far easier from his perspective to…

9 years ago

What the Republicans Don’t Want You To Know About Healthcare And Prosperity

Republicans don't want you to know this, but that there are ways to provide ordinary citizens with healthcare and prosper…

9 years ago

Can Government Pick Up Where Unions Left Off?

With union power waning, governments are implementing workers' rights. It's time to build a national movement built on grassroots efforts.

9 years ago

Republicans To Spend August Recess Promoting Poverty Creating Policies

Republicans will spend three weeks promoting the policies that drove 4 out of 5 Americans into unemployment, near or at…

9 years ago