It's a real eyeblinker that workers oppose legislation and programs that would benefit their circumstances. They, instead, support ideas that are to their detriment. A leading example of this is workers backing "right to work" legislation, which, despite its euphemistic tonality, amounts to the right to demolish unions.
One strategy focuses on getting elected officials in local and state governments to adopt minimum wages above the federal level. The other strategy involves putting pressure on major employees -- typically highly visible companies that depend on positive public relations to gain consumers' dollars -- to raise the wages of their employees.
Whether Jeb is smarter than George may not be a question we can answer precisely at this time. What we can be sure of is that his increasingly unhinged, discriminatory, and corporatist rhetoric and actions should be circulated far and wide for all to know about.
...asked my 9 year-old last month. Otherwise absorbed in a rousing Fifa 15 match, he looked up from the iPad when the news upstaged Isco's corner kick.
With the Los Angeles City Council's recent approval to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, it is my hope that we on the Board of Supervisors will move swiftly to address income inequality and wage stagnation in Los Angeles County.
Ten years ago today, Alaska Airlines ramp workers were removed from their jobs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and replaced by wor...
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.
NOW chapters around the country and leagues of women voters are lit up over the possibility of a woman president. And many of them are hankering for Hillary.
Let's start with ourselves. Each of us plays a role regarding minimum wage and must consider the most fundamental elements if we want to effect change.
Liberal U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is going to spar with frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. But the real threat that he poses is to whomever becomes the Republican nominee. Here is why.
In perhaps the strongest sign of how far their $15 movement has come, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to raise pay for fast-food workers statewide, setting up a potentially historic victory that could ripple across the country
The education of a youngster in school does not take place exclusively in the classroom. There is a wealth of evidence demonstrating that what youngsters learn on the field of play is valuable in their overall development as students.
If George W. Bush were less unpopular, they might find in the waning years of his presidency an example of what to do about a vexing issue facing them in 2016, an issue Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called that "gosh darn" minimum wage.
Over time we've seen significant growth in the "working poor" -- people working full time, sometimes even 60 or more hours each week, but at such low wages that they remain impoverished. What to do?
What most people don't know is that the exclusion of home health care workers from fair pay is a deliberate and racist wrong that stretches back to Depression-era America, where it was written into our nation's labor law to accommodate Southern segregationists.
This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear arguments on whether the Labor Department has the authority to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to workers who provide home care assistance to elders and people with disabilities. This federal court case affects all of us.