The Economic Policy Institute estimates that an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10/hour would raise the wage of nearly 30 million workers, increase GDP by around $32 billion during the phase-in period, and create 140,000 net new jobs over that period.
The reality is that there are fewer rich people in the US then many would have you believe and regardless of effort the majority of those that make it big already had a seat reserved by their parents before they got there.
Is the political system in the United States capable of responding to the escalating crisis of stagnant wages, shrinking benefits, dissolving economic opportunity, and disappearing hopes of living anything that resembles the American Dream? It is a question I ask myself every day.
Remember, next time you're ordering at the drive through, the person serving you has a better than 50/50 chance of needing some kind of public assistance funded by your tax dollars to survive, while the fast food company they work for pays low wages and turns a profit.
Burger King has accepted the challenge of making $1 menu items a key 2014 battlefield. The No. 2 burger chain this week expanded its budget lineup and rechristened it the King Deals Value Menu to get ready for the coming fight.
Those thin yellow pillars of starch, fried golden, sprinkled with a revelatory tang of salt and presented in an apple-red carton are a contemporary image of temptation that transcends all boundaries of gender, culture and belief.
The votes have been tabulated, and we are pleased to announce the 15 best Tex-Mex chain restaurants in America.
This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.
I suggest that while eating healthful foods may, on first blush, appear to be more expensive, it costs us more dearly if we don't.
Originally posted at AcronymTV.com Fast-food workers walked off their jobs in over 100 cities on Thursday, demanding a living wage. The actions ...
It's amazing how a little sunlight will change the behavior of some of the biggest names in corporate America -- sunlight here meaning greater transparency and accountability.
Recently, a friend of mine asked me how old her child should be before she starts working on job readiness. My answer? Now. Right now.
Organizers don't pound the drum on their own behalf, they are too busy winning issues. But at moments like this, the importance of organizing is revealed. It moved a nation, and our world through the genius of it's foremost practitioner, Nelson Mandela.
Jerry is one of those rare writers who goes between Hollywood screenplays and novels. He writes dark subversive stories and he somehow continues to get away with it.
While many large restaurant chains and other sectors of the food industry bear responsibility for mistreating their workers, recently, McDonald's has engaged in a series of jaw-dropping and idiotic communications with its workforce. Each one is a painful reminder of how impossible it is to live on fast-food wages.
America's job creators have an idea that will avoid making the nation's "takers" even more lazy and shiftless and, at the same time, help build our domestic energy industry.