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Abolish minimum wages

Most countries have some kind of minimum wage laws. They are intended to protect unskilled or inexperienced workers against “exploitation” by employers who, in the absence of such laws, presumably would not pay wages their employees deserve and need to support themselves. 679 more words

Income Inequality

US Senate Republicans block 'Paycheck Fairness Act' 9 April 2014 Last updated at 16:14 ET

Senate Republicans argue the legislation would increase risk of lawsuits against companies

Republicans in the US Senate have blocked a Democratic bill aimed at closing the gap between what men and women are paid. 334 more words

Government

Obama signs executive orders targeting gender wage gap 8 April 2014 Last updated at 15:36 ET

US President Barack Obama has issued two executive orders aimed at erasing gender disparities in pay among the government workforce.

One directive signed on Tuesday bars federal contactors from retaliating against employees for discussing pay. 259 more words

Government

- `Will Phony Populists Hijack the Fight Against Inequality? Zoë Carpenter  April 2, 2014   |

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

(Tyler Colin Perry)

In late January, President Obama met some two dozen CEOs at the White House to discuss the plight of the long-term unemployed. 275 more words

Money

Fast Food Workers Will Protest Again Today. Here's What They're Up Against. —By Erika Eichelberger | Thu Apr. 3, 2014 8:44 AM PDT

On Thursday, New York McDonald’s workers will stage a protest for better pay. It’s the latest effort in what has become a national movement aimed at increasing fast food wages—which average 

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Politics