Minimum Wage

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Voters in four states—Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington—said yes on Tuesday to ballot initiatives that will boost their state's minimum hourly wage, offering hope, advocates say, of an increased standard of living for roughly 2.1 million workers. According to Jonathan Schleifer, executive director of The Fairness Project, the results "mark...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"We all know that our economy is broken. We have seen that elected officials are just failing to do anything about it," said Jonathan Schleifer, executive director of The Fairness Project. (Photo: Wisconsin Jobs Now/cc/flickr)
Voters, "tired of waiting" for federal lawmakers, will soon be casting their...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
McDonald's workers strike for fair wages. (Photo: Steve Rhodes/cc/flickr)
Burger behemoth McDonald's has reportedly reached a settlement with hundreds of...

Further

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-...