Minimum Wage

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Walmart workers and supporters gathered in cities across the country to fight for higher wages. (Photo: UFCW International Union/flickr/cc)
As the Fight for 15 continues to grow, Walmart preempted a planned protest on Thursday by workers in several cities by promising to pay its employees more than the minimum wage—eventually. Walmart CEO Douglas McMillon told reporters on Wednesday that the company plans to upgrade its hourly pay for part-time workers over time until they are "in a...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Los Angeles City Council passed one of the highest minimum wage...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A new study shows that a majority of Americans have "a decidedly gloomy"...

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Big fast food just got even slimier: In the wake of findings that taxpayers subsidize not just McFood's woefully underpaid workers but their grotesquely overpaid CEOs - the head of McDonald’s makes almost 10 million bucks, 1,200 times a worker's wage, with only about $1 million taxable income - come leaked documents showing that the National Restaurant Association is monitoring activists' social media, warning about the growing traction of "rent-a-mob" protests and otherwise stepping up a well-...