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.
Q and A: The subject of tipped workers has received little attention in the minimum wage debate. The Economic Policy Institute's David Cooper makes a case for a raise.
Opinion: The minimum wage should be a living wage, providing low-wage workers with what they need to rise out of poverty and care for their families. That is justice.
"The reality is, today, millions of hardworking Americans are falling farther and farther behind," Oxfam America's president said. "For them, the American dream is a distant and fuzzy mirage."
When modern economic markets and Catholic social justice teaching are taken into consideration, any talk of a "minimum" wage becomes a moral understatement.
On Interfaith Voices this week, with the struggle to raise the minimum wage back in the news, we reviewed the history of that labor struggle -- a history in which American Catholics played a pivotal role.
For me, the show was a bit like a walk down memory lane.
Raising the minimum wage would help an estimated 16.5 million workers, but could also cause 500,000 people to lose their jobs.
Bills in each chamber of Congress would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Opinion polls show both Democrats and Republicans are OK with the raise.