Minimum Wage

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Across Florida, members of 32BJ SEIU "knocked on nearly 44,000 doors, held rallies, made calls, sent texts, and spoke to voters" about an amendment to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to the union. (Photo: 32BJ SEIU Florida/Twitter)
Progressives say the victory in the Sunshine State, which President Donald Trump won, "ought to provoke some major soul-searching in the Democratic Party."
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
People at the first annual Disability Pride Parade on July 12, 2015 in New York City, which called attention to the rights of people with disabilities and coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
"Paying workers with disabilities a subminimum wage is discrimination—plain and...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Comedian Kristen Wiig playing "Target Lady" in a scene from "Saturday Night Live" on NBC.
"Now the Senate must pass our Raise the Wage Act," the senator said, "and...


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-...