Tag: minimum wage

Fast-food workers get louder with protests

Fast-food workers get louder with protests

| April 15, 2014

By Stephon Johnson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Recently, after filing class-action lawsuits against McDonald’s in several states, fast-food workers joined a 30-day protest against the company, demanding that it stop its illegal theft of workers’ wages. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James has sided with the workers in […]

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Pressure mounts for higher federal minimum wage

| April 9, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Civil rights groups, labor organizer and their allies are stepping up  pressure on Congress to pass legislation raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. During a press conference on Capitol Hill last week, Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, said […]

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BBC News – McDonald’s says wages could rise

BBC News – McDonald’s says wages could rise

| March 5, 2014

McDonald’s says wages could rise Fast food workers in the US have held strikes demanding higher wages Fast food giant McDonald’s has said growing concerns over income inequality may force it to raise its wages. via BBC News – McDonald’s says wages could rise.

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Minimum wage jump good for low-income blacks

| February 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Editor’s note: On Feb. 27, the Indiana State Senate rejected a proposal to raise the minimum wage in the state to $10 an hour, mirroring the federal plan to do the same. See the story here. WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016 would lift nearly one […]

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What is a living wage?

| August 17, 2013

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Several weeks ago, workers at fast food restaurants demonstrated outside their places of work, highlighting the low wages they receive and demanding more. They say twice as much, or $15 an hour, will provide them with a living wage. In Washington, D.C., the City Council has sent legislation to Mayor Vincent Gray requiring […]

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