Facebook Pushes $15 Minimum Wage, Other Benefits for Cooks, Janitors, and Security Workers

Wage disparity is a problem everywhere but it might just be more visible in a place like Silicon Valley, where employees at tech companies often make six figures while those who support their very existence make much, much less. Facebook…

Chicago $15 Minimum Wage Could Happen

If a group of Chicago aldermen’s plans prove successful, the minimum wage for the Illinois city could be increased to $15 per hour. The officials worked to introduce a proposal on Wednesday that would boost the city’s minimum wage. It’s…

Switzerland $25 Minimum Wage Voted Against

Switzerland voted Sunday to reject a measure called the Decent Salary Initiative, that would establish a minimum wage of $4,515 per month in that country, with 76.3% of voters opposed to the idea. The proposed monthly minimum wage equates to…

Republican Party Must Back Minimum Wage Hike

“For all the Republicans who come on and talk about, ‘we’re for the blue-collar worker, we’re for the working person,’ there are some basic things that we should be for. One of them is reasonable increases from time to time…

Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Want (At Least) Minimum Wage

Five former cheerleaders have filed suit over wages against the Buffalo Bills. The team currently classifies cheerleaders as independent contractors, not as employees, thereby bypassing minimum wage requirements. The court may challenge their status, according to Tarnished Twenty, if it…

Michigan Minimum Wage Increase Praised by Obama

President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Wednesday and praised the state’s ongoing effort to raise minimum wage. Obama addressed a crowd of about 1,400 that included many students. He called for support in…

Fast Food Protests Focus on Wage Theft

Hundreds of McDonald’s employees took to the streets on Tuesday to protest a variety of complaints, not the least of which is wage theft. The Associated Press reports that protests were originally part of a larger effort to focus on…

Gap Hourly Wage Raise In Store For US Employees

Gap is a pretty hip and progressive retailer, and perhaps that is what makes it so popular with young people and new families. The company is known for doing good via charities and outreach programs, the most recent example being…

Minimum Wage Hike – $11.50 for Federal Rate?

As this country has lived through, and is still living through, one of the most devastating recessions of the past few decades, it has produced hardships that are much too common for American families. Americans in this economy have seen…

Minimum Wage Hike: Will There Be More Jobs or Less?

According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted by Langer Research Associates, two-thirds of the United States populace supports an increase in minimum wage. Many claim that basic livelihood necessities cannot be met with the current payment structure in…