Minimum Wage

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
raise the wage protest
The House-approved Raise the Wage Act is among hundreds of bills sitting on the desk of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the self-declared "grim reaper" of progressive legislation.
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"It shows the incredible momentum that the Fight for $15 movement has built up...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Workers and allies demanding a $15 an hour wage stage a protest outside a McDonald's restaurant.
"The owner class will buy up every lever of power they can... But in the end we...


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-...