We have reported on the SEIU’s campaign for $15-an-hour wages for fast food workers. Seeking to have franchisees pay nearly twice the minimum wage for historically minimum wage work is not the way to befriend fast food franchisees. 409 more words
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I keep thinking about Thomas Piketty and the relentlessly increasing degree of wealth and income inequality he describes. Every month when a new report comes out and news anchors talk about the state of our economy, the story is, “Our economy is doing better, but wage rates are lagging.” The working class is going back to work, but they’re not being paid as much for their work. 1,369 more words
Pamela Sharp’s day starts at 5:30 a.m., when she gets up to make breakfast for the children she watches all day in her home. She’s open from 7 a.m. 136 more words
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Tens of thousands of home care workers in the state are getting a raise on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Legislature this year gave the raise to workers who joined the Service Employees International Union and negotiated a contract with the state. 209 more words