Tag: minimum wage

America needs a raise

America needs a raise

| September 14, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months–an all time high. There has been a stumble here and a wrinkle there, but even with a weak unemployment report for August, the Dow has remained over 17,000. This compares with […]

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Congressman Al Green’s original Living American Wage Act included in Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Pathways Out of Poverty Act

Congressman Al Green’s original Living American Wage Act included in Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Pathways Out of Poverty Act

| August 12, 2014

By Jo-Carolyn Goode Special to the NNPA from the Houston Style MagazineWASHINGTON, D.C.—On July 31, Congressman Al Green’s original Living American Wage Act (LAW) of 2014 was reintroduced as a part of Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Pathways Out of Poverty Act. Congressman Al Green’s original LAW Act would require the federal minimum wage to be adjusted […]

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Small businesses owners: Raising minimum wage makes good business sense

| July 29, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—More than 60 percent of small business owners with employees favor increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 in three stages, according to a new survey. The poll, sponsored by the American Sustainable Business Council, an advocacy group that represents more  than 200,000 businesses and Business […]

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Black, brown workers stuck in poverty wages

| June 25, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As fast food and retail workers continue to march for higher wages, a new study by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that blacks are more likely to earn poverty wages than whites. EPI released the “Raising America’s Pay” study in conjunction with the launch of a new research […]

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Mitt Romney endorsed raising minimum wage

Mitt Romney endorsed raising minimum wage

| May 9, 2014

Healthcare reform in Massachusetts? Raise the federal minimum wage? Politics has a strange way of making people speak around election time—as does pressure from small but vocal segments of the political landscape. One can’t help but wonder what would have happened in the past presidential election had Mitt Romney not found him self boxed into […]

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Politicians with money don’t want you to have any

Politicians with money don’t want you to have any

| April 30, 2014

Remember, this measure will be blocked by people who are doing quite well. So, next time they tell you they are are voting in the best interest of you or a family member who might be working for minimum wage, think. THINK! Senate likely to block bill to increase federal minimum wage Published April 30, […]

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Will voters hear Hillary Clinton’s appeal to act in their own self interests?

Will voters hear Hillary Clinton’s appeal to act in their own self interests?

| April 27, 2014

We find that it interesting that so many voters will not support someone who is telling them that it’s okay to act in their own self interests—just like oligarchs who run things do. For example, we don’t understand women who don’t want equal pay for equal work; we don’t understand union workers, or for that […]

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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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