The War on Wages

April 5, 2016:

CA and NY Workers to Earn $15 Minimum Wage, Will US Economy Suffer?
PERI economist Jeanette Wicks-Lim debunks myths that raising the minimum wage will lead to job loss and higher prices for consumers

  April 5, 2016

How Seattle Uber Drivers Won the Right to Unionize
Teamsters' Leonard Smith explains how drivers pushed for a bill that grants them collective bargaining power for higher wages since some full-time drivers only earn $3 an hour

  December 18, 2015

Is America Becoming a Garrison State?
Fmr. Chief of Staff to Colin Powell Larry Wilkerson says the increasing militarization of the police and gated communities protecting the elite shows signs of America looking more like Israel

  December 26, 2015

Low-Wage Workers to Target Republican Debate in Milwaukee
15 Now's Ty Moore explains why fast-food workers and supporters are striking nationwide on Tuesday, and also discusses the impact of a phased-in $15 minimum wage in Seattle and the recent reelection of socialist councilwoman Kshama Sawant

  November 9, 2015

$15 minimum Wage Without Job Loss
Jeannette Wicks-Lim, says that the fast-food industry could absorb the increase in its overall wage bill without resorting to cuts in their employment levels

  October 26, 2015

Economists Join the Fight For $15!
PERI Economist Bob Pollin talks about his new co-authored petition calling on economists to support an increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2020.

  July 27, 2015

This Year, Tax Day Is Minimum Wage Day
Low-wage workers across the nation came out and demanded a $15 an hour living wage. TRNN's Thomas Hedges spoke to protesters in the nation's capitol about the day of action.

  April 16, 2015

Fast Food Workers Gear Up for Nationwide Strike for $15
PERI co-director Robert Pollin says the living-wage movement is building momentum as hundreds of thousands are expected to rally on Wednesday

  April 14, 2015

Walmart Wage Raise a Win For Workers, Yet Falls Short of Their Demands
Liza Featherstone, author of "Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart" says the concessions to workers was forged by years of worker-led struggle and direct action

  February 20, 2015

Baltimore Sinai Hospital Workers Demand Affordable Medical Coverage and Better Wages
TRNN speaks to members of 1199 United Healthcare Workers East

  February 13, 2015

Can Fast Food Afford a $15 Minimum Wage Without Cutting Jobs?
Economist Jeannette Wicks-Lim says a $15 minimum wage would affect 3.8 million workers and cost $30.7 billion, but would reduce turnover and spur economic growth

  February 2, 2015

What Triggered AETNA's Pay Raise to $16/hour?
PERI Economist Jeanette Wicks-Lim discusses says the decline in unemployment might be pressuring companies to raise wages

  January 23, 2015

100+ Arrested as Fast-Food Workers Escalate 'The Fight For $15'
Workers and advocates hold sit-ins and rallies in 150 cities to demand a living wage and the right to unionize

  September 4, 2014

Ikea Agrees to Pay Their Workers More than Minimum Wage
Jeannette Wicks-Lim: There's a growing trend among the world's major corporations to voluntarily increase their workers' wages

  July 3, 2014

Fast Food Workers' Movement: Union 2.0
With the support of America's second largest union SEIU, the fast food workers' $15 wage movement has grown, and this unorganized workforce of the past is shaping up to become the face of American organized labor

  June 1, 2014

Pressure Mounts on Johns Hopkins to Pay a Living Wage
Hopkins Hospital Workers, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry, 1199 SEIU President George Gresham, and actor and activist Danny Glover and Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" speak out on why Hopkins should pay its workers more

  May 21, 2014

Unionization Is Next Step For Fast Food Workers
Workers are demanding $15 an hour wage with a right to unionize without retaliation as fast food CEOs are earning 1200 times more than the average employee

  May 16, 2014

Does a Higher Minimum Wage Cost Jobs?
Bob Pollin and Anthony Davies debate whether a higher minimum wage means less jobs for young people entering the employment market

  May 7, 2014

Obama Signs Directives to Reduce the Gender Wage Gap
Stephanie Seguino: "The average wage gap between men and women in the tech industry is $400 a week."

  April 11, 2014

Hopkins Hospital Workers Speak Out against "Poverty Wages"
The Real News talks to workers at Baltimore's internationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital as they prepare for a possible strike in order to obtain a $15 hourly wage

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