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Yes, the Rent is Too Damn High — But Not Because the Minimum Wage is Too Damn Low

Yes, the Rent is Too Damn High — But Not Because the Minimum Wage is Too Damn Low

    By Thomas L. Knapp “Full-time minimum wage workers cannot afford a two-bedroom rental anywhere in the U.S.,” Alicia Adamczyk writes at CNBC, “and cannot afford a one-bedroom rental in 95% of U.S. counties.” Adamczyk gets her figures from the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual “Out of Reach” report. Here are a few […]

BUSINESS | In Trump’s Economy, Working Class Employees Are Getting Bigger Raises Than Their Bosses

BUSINESS | In Trump’s Economy, Working Class Employees Are Getting Bigger Raises Than Their Bosses

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Wages for working class Americans are increasing faster than for their bosses as the U.S. economy keeps humming and unemployment rates stay low, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The wage increases are a sign that the labor market is tightening to a point where it is giving low wage employees […]

Ocasio-Casio-Cortez Laments Diner that Closed…Partly Due to the Policy She Promotes

Ocasio-Casio-Cortez Laments Diner that Closed…Partly Due to the Policy She Promotes

Molly Prince | Contributor New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bemoaned on Monday the closing of a restaurant where she was previously employed, however, the restaurant cited an Ocasio-Cortez-endorsed policy for its closure. Ocasio-Cortez visited The Coffee Shop in New York’s Union Square to say goodbye to her old stomping ground before the iconic eatery […]

Kroger’s next turnaround strategy: Hire 11,000 workers and boost wages

Kroger’s next turnaround strategy: Hire 11,000 workers and boost wages

Still in the midst of a massive turnaround effort, Kroger plans to add 11,000 jobs to the payroll in 2018 while remaining focused on incremental wage growth for its employees. RELATED: Kroger’s strategy reset — 5 big changes coming to the nation’s second biggest grocer Here’s the latest step in the Restock Kroger plan The […]

California’s State and Local Workers Average Pay and Benefits Twice the Average for Private Sector Workers

California’s State and Local Workers Average Pay and Benefits Twice the Average for Private Sector Workers

An in-depth analysis released this week by the California Policy Center finds that the average pay and benefits for California’s full-time state and local public employees in 2015 was $121,843. This is nearly twice what the average full-time private sector worker made in pay and benefits during 2015, $62,475. Read full study: California’s Public Sector […]

Leaked email shows Democrats knew that raising the minimum wage would cost jobs

Leaked email shows Democrats knew that raising the minimum wage would cost jobs

Among the slew of private emails WikiLeaks recently released from the Hillary Clinton campaign, click one focused on the Democratic nominee’s proposed $15 federal minimum wage. Apparently her advisers and others in Clinton’s orbit knew that position might not actually be helpful in practice. Related: Leaked email shows how much Hillary Clinton’s campaign feared Rand […]

CA Controller Publishes 2015 Salary and Benefits

CA Controller Publishes 2015 Salary and Benefits

Data for Community Colleges, Fairs & Expos, and First 5 State Controller Betty T. Yee today updated her Government Compensation in California website to include 2015 self-reported data for community college districts, fairs and expositions, and First 5 commissions — a total of 142,209 positions and just over $4.05 billion in wages.  Users of the […]

Obama to finalize rule expanding overtime pay

The Department of Labor is expected Wednesday to finalize its rule dramatically expanding overtime pay for about 5 million more workers. Industry groups are bracing for the final release of the rule, see which would approximately double the salary threshold for workers qualifying for overtime. Current, seek salaried workers earning up to $23, order 660 […]

Florida Sets Sights On California Jobs Amid Wage Hike

Florida Sets Sights On California Jobs Amid Wage Hike

  Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott arrived in California for a three-day trip Sunday to convince businesses to relocate to his state in response to the $15 minimum wage. California became the first state April 4 to raise its minimum wages to $15 an hour, check beating New York by just a couple hours. Scott […]

Taco Bell worker invited to strike for higher wages

Taco Bell worker invited to strike for higher wages

In Austin Texas on Thursday April 14th, ‘Fight for 15’ protesters piled into a Taco Bell and invited the woman manning the counter to join their protest.  She told them she had work to do and asked them to leave the building. So much for the ‘Fight for 15’ers. From America Rising Squared:      […]

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