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Low Wage Workers

6 Of The Fastest-Growing Jobs In America Pay Low Wages

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business

Retailers and policymakers are finally hearing workers’ call for wage hikes, but it may be a little too late.

#BlackWorkMatters: 'It's A Fight For The Dignity Of Workers'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices

Police brutality is not the only issue concerning black lives in America. #BlackLivesMatters is a hashtag that has taken the Internet by storm and ...

This Union Is Spending Big With Hopes Of Improving The Plight Of Low-Wage Workers

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

By Nathan Layne and Lisa Baertlein April 15 (Reuters) - Tens of millions of dollars and counting. That's how much the Service Employee...

Low Wages Cost U.S. Taxpayers $153 Billion A Year

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business

153 billion reasons to raise wages.

Dave Jamieson

Jimmy John's 1, The Little Guy 0

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business

The use of restrictive noncompete agreements with low-wage workers may have made a laughingstock of Jimmy John's last year, but so far the sandwich ch...

Dave Jamieson

Some Federal Workers Claim They Were Shorted On Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of D.C. workers employed under federal contracts filed a complaint with the Labor Department on Wednesday alleging that they've ...

Income Support Programs and Low-Wage Work

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Getting the size of support programs right requires discarding fuzzy thinking and focusing on the both the benefits and the costs of making work more expensive.

Ben Walsh

Seattle's Wage Hike Reminds Us A $9 Minimum Wage Isn't Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

Minimum wages have been rising across the U.S. lately. Seattle just reminded us that many of those raises aren't nearly enough.

WMC Spends $600,000 to Demote Chief Justice as Criminal Probe of Walker Campaign Looms

Mary Bottari | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), Wisconsin's premier lobby for corporate tax breaks and low-wage jobs, has unleashed a $600,000 ad blitz to strip Wisconsin's independent chief justice of her title just as the Wisconsin Supreme Court prepares to take up the "John Doe" criminal probe of Scott Walker and the special-interest groups that defended him against recall in 2012.

Dave Jamieson

Filipinos Say They Worked For $3 Per Hour As U.S. Guestworkers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business

Eleven Filipino bakery workers say they were lured to the U.S. by the promise of high wages to support their poor families back home. Instead, they cl...

Dave Jamieson

'Put Mustard On It': Fast-Food Workers Say Burns Are Rampant

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business

More than two dozen low-wage McDonald's workers filed health and safety complaints against the fast-food chain on Monday, alleging that understaffing ...

Jillian Berman

Why Religious Leaders Want People To Give Up Fast Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business

Hint: It has nothing to do with health.

State With Highest Minimum Wage May Raise It Even Higher

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Washington state, which already has the nation's highest minimum wage, is considering raising it even higher. Democratic state lawmakers are advanc...

Nuisance or Catastrophe? How you Feel About Snow May Depend on Your Job

Robin Hardman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

We all know what happens to kids in this situation -- Yippee! Snow days! But what about the grown-ups who are supposed to be working? What's their fate? As is so often the case, it depends quite a bit on the type of work they do.

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/20/15

John Zipperer | Posted 02.20.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Misbehavior by politicians is only one of the problems you'll see in our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Brian Wi...

Dave Jamieson

How The Boss May Be Quietly Pocketing Your Server's Tips

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business

Laurie Zabawa says she'd been working at a Hilton Garden Inn in Bozeman, Montana, for seven years when the owners outsourced the management of the hot...

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Bad for Workers, and for Democracy

Heather Gautney | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Over the past few months, protests have erupted in the halls of the U.S. Capital, and in the streets outside, to thwart the passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)--a boon to corporate interests, the protesters argue, and an anathema to U.S workers.

Wealth: Legitimate and Illegitimate

Edward Corcoran | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Excessive wealth accumulation is the result of permissive conditions that allow and even promote it. Lobbying efforts and campaign contributions are major avenues of influence. But these ultimately depend on public acceptance of rationales which facilitate wealth accumulation.

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Urge Obama Not To Blow It On Major Pay Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concerned the White House may bend to Republicans and business groups, House Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to "make the bo...

Dave Jamieson

Warren: Economy Is 'Rigged' Against Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a celebrity assist from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the AFL-CIO union federation hosted what it billed as a national summit on...

Meet Four Working Moms Who Fought For Higher Wages In 2014

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business

Mothers struggling to get by on low wages made headlines in 2014. Some got in trouble for leaving their children in a car or on a playground while th...

Dave Jamieson

More States Than Ever Will Raise Their Minimum Wage On New Year's Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business

If you're a minimum wage earner and of drinking age, be sure to raise a glass when the ball drops Wednesday night. There's a decent chance you'll be g...

Dave Jamieson

What A Fired Qdoba Worker Tells Us About The Fast Food Strikes

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 4, Rosa Velasquez went on strike to protest low wages in the fast food industry. The following day, the 52-year-old grandmother ...

Jillian Berman

For Low-Wage Americans, The Holiday Season Is A Time To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business

For many American workers, this is the time of year for tying up loose ends and taking it easy. For Simon Ting, this is the time of year for working h...

Dave Jamieson

Clarence Thomas Suggests Amazon Warehouse Workers Should Unionize

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court came down unanimously against a group of temporary workers in Amazon warehouses. The workers were required to under...