by Daniel Hinton | on Jun 18, 2015

New York's Wage Boards

There really is no shortage of reasons for raising the hourly minimum wage in the fast food industry:Three out of four fast food workers in New York earn $9.25 per hour or less. Contrary to...

by Brian Young | on Feb 26, 2015

TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods to Follow WalMarts Lead

Following Wal Mart's announcement that they will be raising wages for their workers, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Homegoods. (all owned by TJX Cos.)  Currently, workers in these three retailors...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 19, 2015

Walmart Workers Have a Reason to Smile

On this blistering cold wintry Northeastern morning, we woke up to what some people call a Christmas miracle. No it's not peace in the Middle East or Krispy Kreme making a NY comeback;  What...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 22, 2014

McDonald's is starting to piss us off

Doug Cunningham of Workers Independent News has reported that Rather than face the protests and hear the voices of its workers, McDonald's corporation closed its corporate headquarters in Oak...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 16, 2014

Let's move to Vermont!

Vermont is on track to have the highest minimum wage of any state, after its lawmakers passed a bill to boost the baseline hourly rate to $10.50 an hour. Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, said he...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 02, 2014

Let's move to Seattle!

There was a huge worker victory of a $15 an hour minimum wage increase in the city of Seattle. More than a hundred progressive groups including labor unions signed on in support of the minimum...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 13, 2013

Sign it!

Sign it! It's been four years since workers in the United States got a raise. Working families can't afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer. Tell lawmakers to do the right thing...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 29, 2013

Real Wages For Real People

A $9 an hour minimum wage is one step closer to reality after a deal was reached last week by New York's top leaders. Part of the 2013-14 budget includes a plan to boost the wage to $9 an hour...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 23, 2013

Makes cents

News from the US DOL: At the Employment Connection Jobs Center in Cleveland on Feb. 15, acting US Secretary of Labor Seth Harris chaired a roundtable discussion with low-wage workers and advocates on...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 15, 2013

Fast Food Nation

Acting US Secretary of Labor Seth Harris was in Philadelphia on Valentine's Day to discuss the president's plan to raise the federal minimum wage to $9. Harris met with workers from the fast...

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