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  • The War on Wages

    April 16, 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.

      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?

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