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Hourly Workers

Starbucks Is Giving All Its U.S. Workers A Raise

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business

Their cups may not runneth over, but beginning on October 3, they’ll be at least 5 percent more full. In a letter to employees on Monday, Starbucks ...

Costco Just Gave Its Lowest-Paid Workers A Raise

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business

Costco is going to start paying some of its workers more. The big box store announced Thursday that it would raises minimum wages at its stores aroun...

How Employees Everywhere End Up Working For Free

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

Are we really so shocked that Urban Outfitters asked its salaried office workers to “volunteer” their time on a weekend unpacking boxes in a compa...

A College Degree Is Increasingly Likely To Land You In Low-Wage Work

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business

Trying to get a good job is no longer as easy as pointing to a college degree on your resume (not that it was ever exactly easy). New research from th...

Walmart Is Cutting Back Some Employees' Hours After Raising Wages

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business

Earlier this year, Walmart announced a plan to increase the wages of as many as 500,000 employees across America. Now, it seems, the company is cuttin...

Another Sign Low-Wage Workers Are Finally Gaining Some Power

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business

There's a power shift afoot in the U.S. economy. Gap's recent announcement that all five of its brands will end on-call scheduling this fall -- the t...

Why You Can't Count On A Raise Anymore

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business

When it comes to salary, your employer no longer wants to marry you. He's more looking to date and see how it goes. Right now, it's going pretty well....

Hillary Clinton Twists Jeb Bush’s Words | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Hillary Clinton has continued to twist Jeb Bush’s words, suggesting that he thinks “the nurse ...

Rebranding 'Flexibility'

Naomi Gerstel | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Naomi Gerstel

Instead of greater freedom over our work and family lives, "flexibility" now often means that workers need to come in whenever the employer wants them and are sent home when demand is slack. Employers have adopted the language of "flexibility" but rebranded its meaning.

Predictable Schedules Offer Stability and Regular Pay to Hourly Workers

Ann O'Leary | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Across the country, 59 percent of all workers are paid hourly. Many of these workers get their schedules just a few days in advance, and sometimes that comes with a last-minute notice of reduced hours.

How Do You Work Best?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When do you work best? Is it between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.? Or do you perhaps have the clearest head at 7 a.m. and trouble focusing in the afternoon? Is it only on Monday through Friday? Or do you sometimes struggle to think straight on Mondays, but have great ideas on Saturdays?

Dave Jamieson

Low-Wage Work Getting Lower And Lower | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Workers in low-wage industries have lost a greater share of their inflation-adjusted income during the economic recovery than better-pai...

4 Reasons Why Multiple Gigs Are Better Than One

Lynn Dixon | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business
Lynn Dixon

Though having multiple gigs may not seem like the norm, the truth is, they may be able to help people lead more fulfilling careers and combat unemployment because there are more options.

Raising the Minimum Wage Is Good for Business (But the Corporate Lobby Doesn't Think So)

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Increasing the minimum wage to $9 an hour and tying it to the cost of living will not, on its own, lift the country out of its economic doldrums. But it will definitely lift millions of Americans out of poverty, stimulate the economy, and create new jobs. It is the right thing to do both morally and economically.

The Lie Most Workers Tell

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 10.22.2012 | Small Business

That employee who talks about tirelessly working 60 hours a week could be a great team player -- or a self-promotional liar. People overestimate th...

Honoring Labor Day By Rooting Out Wage Theft

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

In this time of deep political divisions, there should be nothing controversial about the notion that working people who do their jobs should be paid for their work.

How We Have Failed Working Families, And What We Can Do About It

Donna Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Klein

There is an imbalance that exists for working families that allows people to fulfill their roles as employees, but not as parents. And this is particularly true for hourly employees.