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    September 4, 2014:


    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 5, 14

    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 7, 14

    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 24, 14

    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 26, 14

    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, 14

    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 12, 14

    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 16, 14

    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

      April 5, 14

    Connecticut Poised to Become First State with $10.10 Minimum Wage
    Lindsay Farrell of the Connecticut Working Families Party says increasing the minimum wage for workers, including tipped workers, will help lift families out of poverty

      March 27, 14

    How Google, Apple & The Biggest Tech Companies Colluded to Fix Workers' Wages
    Exclusive: Pando Daily Senior Editor Mark Ames describes how his team uncovered secret internal memos between dozens of tech companies to fix wages for more than a million employees

      March 26, 14

    Industries Across the U.S. Are Stealing Wages From Their Lowest Paid Workers
    Fast food worker Tenesha Green describes how she personally experienced wage theft on the job, while law expert Rebecca Smith explains the significance of the lawsuits against McDonald's after New York forces McD's owner to pay half a million dollars to employees for back pay

      March 21, 14

    Breaking: Fast Food Workers Stage Nationwide Protest Against Wage Theft
    A photo slider courtesy of Low Pay is Not OK and MassUniting

      March 18, 14

    Protesters Hit the Streets of Brooklyn to Demand $15 Minimum Wage
    Report on living wage activism, produced by Jenna Pope.

      March 17, 2014

    Will Tipped Workers Get Excluded Again From Minimum Wage Hike?
    Federal tipped workers' $2.13 hour wage hasn't been raised since 1991, but will the Harkin-Miller bill be enough of a raise?

      March 14, 2014

    Incremental Raises to Minimum Wage Will Not Increase Unemployment
    Robert Pollin: A Recent Congressional Budget Office report claims that up to half a million jobs could be lost due to a minimum wage increase, but its claims are based on weak analysis and ignores the potential gains for workers' standard of living

      February 26, 2014

    Wage Shares Fall in the US, Germany and Many Other Countries While Financial Shocks Hit Emerging Economies - Yilmaz Akyuz (2/2)
    Economist, Yilmaz Akyuz on US & European crisis mismanagement and global imbalances.

      February 25, 14

    Will $10 Minimum Wage Get All Working Americans Out of Poverty?
    The Real News does the math with a single mother, who works for McDonalds, to find out if a potential wage increase will keep up with her cost of living

      February 21, 14

    Why Is The 2008 Crisis Taking So Long To Resolve? - Yilmaz Akyuz (1/2)
    Economist Yilmaz Akyuz on how excessive reliance on the US Federal Reserve created more problems than it has solved

      February 25, 14

    Obama's Minimum Wage Hike Excludes Fed Workers Currently Under Contract
    Amy Traub: Obama's $10.10 minimum wage hike is a clear victory for hundreds of thousands of workers of new or renewed contracts but will still exclude a large group once enacted next year

      January 29, 14

    Hundreds of NYC Airport Workers Block Highway on MLK Day Demanding Living Wages
    Hundreds of NYC Airport Workers Block Highway on MLK Day Demanding Living Wages - A photo essay by Jenna Pope.

      January 21, 14

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