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Living Wages

The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Robots have indeed eliminated a great deal of factory work and are rapidly moving on to product design, medical diagnostics, research, teaching, accounting, translating, copy editing, and a great deal more. Once-secure professions are no longer safe. From that, many economists conclude that we may just have to adjust to a high plateau of unemployment. That assumption is malarkey.

Now Is the Time for a Living Wage Law in America

Fred Lundgren | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

If you oppose a living wage law, I suggest you take the minimum wage challenge for one year. Try to live on a minimum wage for one year and then let's talk again. I'll bet your opinion will change.

Raising the Floor for Home Care Workers Is Critical to the Nation's Economic Future

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

In the decades to come, raising the floor for home care workers will become increasingly important. Unfortunately, many of those who take care of our most vulnerable - even full-time workers - are still in poverty.

A Living Wage is an Equal Voice

Luz Vega-Marquis | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Luz Vega-Marquis

If you believe in the power of numbers to tell a true story, and that acting on these equations can help create a better future for all of us, then read on.

The Rise of the Anchor Institution: Setting Standards for Success

Aaron Bartley | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Aaron Bartley

Anchor institutions will only succeed in transforming communities and revolutionizing the way cities approach their developmental futures if they adopt high-road practices.

McViolation: How American Fast Food Operators Break the Law

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Labor Day may be over, but if the recent strikes in 60 cities are any indication, fast food workers intend to keep turning up the heat on a vast American industry built around poverty wages.

Strike Hits 60 Cities

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Fast-food workers went on strike and protested outside McDona...

We Cannot Build a Strong, Equitable Economy on Low-Paying Jobs

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

What started out last fall as a one-day walkout at fast-food restaurants to protest poverty-level wages and stand up for basic human dignity has transformed into a movement that has captured the public interest.

Misplaced Indignation

Laura Merriman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Laura Merriman

If U.S. consumers can get riled up enough about Abercrombie & Fitch's lack of plus sizes to create a public relations crisis, why doesn't the death of over a thousand Bangladeshi mothers, daughters, fathers, and sons create a similar public outcry?

The Food Debate and Rio+20: Both Sides Now

Sara Franklin | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green
Sara Franklin

More than empty rhetoric and business as usual, Via Campesina plans to arrive at Rio+20 armed with their grievances as well as solutions.

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied: Why NYC's People of Faith Must Fight for a Living Wage

Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.

Religious leaders are watching and mobilizing in the stout-hearted struggle for justice for New York City's workers. We will not be delayed, we will not be distracted, we will not forget the least of these.

Personifying Corporate Greed

Stuart Appelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stuart Appelbaum

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group CEO Larry Young probably doesn't worry about how he'll provide for his family. You don't have to when you're squeezing money out of the employees who helped build your business.

How Schools Have Rallied For Living Wages

North by Northwestern | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Northwestern is not the first -- and surely will not be the last -- university to see its students rallying around a living wage campaign for campus w...

The Living Wage Fallacy

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

In the Bronx, residents are fighting to ensure that a new retail development, which is receiving tens of millions in public subsidies, provides true economic opportunity for local residents.

Will A Vow Of Poverty Fill The Void In My Soul?

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me - my soul? - is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in tou...