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Competition for Low-Wage Jobs Hurts Kids Looking for Summer Work

Gary Stein | Posted 07.02.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

High school kids have a far greater chance of having no summer job or even an after-school job than at any time in the recent past. They are being squeezed out of those jobs by college-age and older workers.

7 Companies That Aren't Waiting For Congress To Raise The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business

Ikea workers scored a big victory Thursday when the purveyor of inexpensive Scandinavian furniture announced it's raising its minimum wage at all U.S....

White House Summit on Working Families Marks a 'New Movement'

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

In many ways the Summit, held on June 23rd, felt like a movement, a combination of a political pep rally and a church service with crowds of true believers jumping to their feet, calling out from the audience, and cheering.

Dave Jamieson

Some House Republicans Start To Wake Up On Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing number of House Republicans agree with their Democratic colleagues that the federal government needs to stop giving contracts ...

Beyond Summit, Sustained Focus Needed for Working Women and Families

Liz Shuler | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Liz Shuler

It's crucial that we help working families who are quickly falling further and further behind.

Dave Jamieson

Obama Moves On Minimum Wage Without Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

As part of the president's pledge to act with or without the cooperation of Congress, the White House and Labor Department on Thursday released the de...

Workers Are Rising -- and Winning

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

If you work hard, you should make enough to live a good life and provide a better one for your kids. That's a conviction worth fighting for and a sentiment that rings true for most people, not just in Seattle but everywhere.

Dave Jamieson

Target Hands A Big Victory To Store Janitors

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business

Following a string of strikes and protests held by low-wage workers in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the Minnesota-based retailer Target has agreed to insert ...

Political Power to the People

Camille Rivera | Posted 06.09.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Everybody talks about giving power to the people, but recent events in Albany give us hope that will truly happen in the coming months and beyond.

8 Companies That Owe Workers A Raise

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: With the stock market reaching new heights daily, companies’ profit margins at multi-decade highs, and falling unemployment, man...

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Socialist Behind Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

On Monday afternoon, as the Seattle City Council was poised to pass a historic minimum wage hike, Kshama Sawant wasn't quite ready to relish the immin...

Jillian Berman

Women In Sales Jobs Have To Work 103 Extra Days Per Year To Make As Much As Men

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

An industry that’s one of the largest employers of women and one of the fastest job creators in the country also has a huge pay gap. The average...

Dave Jamieson

House GOP Votes 'To Continue Wage Theft'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early Friday morning, House Republicans voted down a measure that would have discouraged the government from giving contracts to compani...

McDonald's Protesters Arrested Outside Corporate Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware & Jillian Berman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Police arrested a rabbi and others who took part in a protest on the campus of McDonald's headquarters on Wednesday afternoon. ...

The Minimum Wage Isn't Just a Wage: It's a Standard

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Arguments about minimum wages tend to be about two things: will it hurt its intended recipients and the businesses that employ them by raising labor costs, and is it well targeted?

Dave Jamieson

How Obama's Evolved On Walmart

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was a time when President Barack Obama refused to shop at Walmart. Evidently, he's evolved. The president appear at a North...

Faith Leaders Leading the Fight Against Income Inequality in New York

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

All throughout history, clergy of all faiths and denominations have been deeply involved in the fight for civil rights and for fair treatment for all people. Now faith leaders are helping to lead the fight against income inequality.

Congratulations, Graduates! Equal Pay Is Already Out Of Your Reach

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business

When it comes to equal pay, women are at a disadvantage to men from the minute they start working -- even when they have the same education. The a...

1.2 Million Reasons To Be Angry At Senate Republicans

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Business

You may not need another reason to be angry that Senate Republicans just blocked a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an...

Mothers Make 71 Cents on a Man's Dollar -- Time to Celebrate?

MotherWoman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Parents
MotherWoman

Today is Equal Pay Day, a symbolic day that illustrates how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same amount made by a man in the previous year.

Faith Leaders Are Standing With Workers to Confront Economic Injustice

Camille Rivera | Posted 06.07.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Faith leaders understand that grave economic injustices can no longer be allowed to continue, because they tear apart the fabric of our society.

Dave Jamieson

Tom Harkin Asks For One Last Raise Before Retirement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Harkin keeps a copy of a D.C. restaurant worker's paycheck in his Capitol Hill office. The Democrat likes to talk about it when...

Economic Security = Engaged Employees

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

There are six components we've identified of an effective workplace, including everything from work-life fit to a climate of respect. But there's one that often gets overlooked -- economic security.

Even Goldman Sachs Analysts Say A Minimum Wage Hike Wouldn't Be A Big Job Killer

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

A recent analysis by Goldman Sachs found that the effects of a federal minimum wage increase on employment levels would be relatively modest, offering...

Moderate Democrats Open To Lower Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Already facing heavy Republican opposition, congressional Democrats who support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour now find themselves beatin...