I participated in a march and rally Wednesday to raise the minimum wage. There might have been 1,000 people gathered first at Washington University in St. Louis before the marching to several fast food restaurants. On Thursday, I was on the team to walk striking workers back to their jobs, reminding their bosses that these one-day strikes are legal and the National Labor Relations Board forbids employer retaliation.
More than 200 rallies held Wednesday across the U.S. marked Tax Day with calls for fair wages for a diverse cohort of labor groups.
First it was Wal-Mart.
Now it’s TJX, owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods.
Two weeks ago, General Motors announced it would be offering workers record bonuses despite an exceptionally rough fiscal year, with 30 million vehicle recalls and $3 billion in compensation to accident victims.
With inequality soaring, what does it take to mobilize historically diverse groups of low-wage Americans under one economic banner?
Voters on ballot initiatives in 41 states gave a resounding thumbs-up to recreational marijuana and higher minimum wages, while dividing on abortion-related measures and GMO labeling.
In Colorado, voters rejected a proposal to add "unborn human beings" to the state's criminal code, a measure that some feared could ban abortion.
Commentary: Because work is so essential for the well-being of society, the dignity of work must be protected and the basic rights of workers respected.
The action is part of a plan to aggressively increase wages for workers such as clerical staff, parking attendants, maintenance staff, security and police officers.
Bloomberg News reports on a clever Kristin Bell skit in which she protests that the current federal minimum wage -- $7.25 -- needs at least an increase of $3 in order to create a living wage.
Just a spoonful of Funny or Die makes the politics go down.
Mary Poppins is quitting, it seems, because she's "only paid the federal minimum wage."
The children, in song of course, protest her departure.