living wage

NYC Allocates $1.2 Million to Sponsor Worker Cooperatives

July 14, 2014

TRNN discusses with Project Equity co-founder Hilary Abell and organizer Kali Akuno about whether worker cooperatives are the answer to getting New Yorkers out of poverty

Pressure Mounts on Johns Hopkins to Pay a Living Wage

May 21, 2014

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

Does a Higher Minimum Wage Cost Jobs?

May 7, 2014

Bob Pollin and Anthony Davies debate whether a higher minimum wage means less jobs for young people entering the employment market

Seattle Organizers Taking $15 Minimum Wage Battle to the Ballot

April 28, 2014

Glen Ford talks about the recent “Fight For 15” conference in Seattle and says most voters there want a $15 minimum wage hike

Hopkins Hospital Workers Speak Out against “Poverty Wages”

April 4, 2014

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

Connecticut Poised to Become First State with $10.10 Minimum Wage

March 26, 2014

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

Has Anglo-America Capitalism Run Out of Strategies?

March 25, 2014
On the 30th anniversary of the UK miners’ strike, George Irvin discusses the rise of inequality in Britain and the US since the 1970s

Incremental Raises to Minimum Wage Will Not Increase Unemployment

February 26, 2014

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

The Bond Report

January 29, 2014
Patrick Bond: Mine workers strike and moving away from the African National Conference could signal a reconfiguration of the left in South Africa

Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike Excludes Fed Workers Currently Under Contract

January 28, 2014

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