The War on Wages

The War on Wages

July 27, 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

  October 3, 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

  October 3, 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

  October 3, 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

  October 3, 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

  October 3, 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

  October 3, 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."

  October 3, 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

  October 3, 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

  October 3, 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

  October 3, 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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

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