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San Francisco Has Nation’s Highest Minimum Wage, Fastest Small Business Growth

San Francisco Has Nation’s Highest Minimum Wage, Fastest Small Business Growth

The US city and state with the highest minimum wages are also the two places enjoying the fastest small business growth in the nation,..

May 16, 2014 with 0 Comments
On May Day, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Announces Plan for $15/Hour Minimum Wage

On May Day, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Announces Plan for $15/Hour Minimum Wage

Seattle’s progressive mayor used May 1, International Workers’ Day, as an opportunity to unveil a plan to raise the..

May 1, 2014 with 0 Comments
Switzerland To Vote on World’s Highest Minimum Wage

Switzerland To Vote on World’s Highest Minimum Wage

Swiss voters will head to the polls in May to decide whether to raise the wealthy alpine nation’s minimum wage to 22 Swiss francs..

March 5, 2014 with 0 Comments
Japanese Homeless Recruited for Fukushima Cleanup

Japanese Homeless Recruited for Fukushima Cleanup

Japanese private labor contractors are recruiting homeless people from around the nation to perform cleanup work around the Fukushima..

December 30, 2013 with 1 Comment
1 in 3 US Bank Tellers (Median Wage= $11.59/Hour) Are on Public Assistance

1 in 3 US Bank Tellers (Median Wage= $11.59/Hour) Are on Public Assistance

Nearly a third of America’s 500,000 bank tellers are paid such low wages that they are forced to rely upon some sort of government..

December 10, 2013 with 1 Comment
Socialist Kshama Sawant Elected to Seattle City Council; SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Proposition Leading

Socialist Kshama Sawant Elected to Seattle City Council; SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Proposition Leading

An Occupy Seattle organizer and Socialist Alternative party candidate has been elected to the city council of the largest city in the US..

November 15, 2013 with 0 Comments
Senate Votes 64-32 to Approve ENDA LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Senate Votes 64-32 to Approve ENDA LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

The US Senate voted on Thursday to approve landmark civil rights legislation that would outlaw workplace discrimination against LGBT..

November 7, 2013 with 0 Comments
Billionaire PIMCO Founder Bill Gross: “I’ve Grown Rich at the Expense of Labor”

Billionaire PIMCO Founder Bill Gross: “I’ve Grown Rich at the Expense of Labor”

The billionaire founder of one of the world’s largest investment firms has acknowledged that he has gotten incredibly wealthy..

October 31, 2013 with 2 Comments
Chinese Foxconn Student Interns Forced to Make PlayStation 4 or Not Graduate

Chinese Foxconn Student Interns Forced to Make PlayStation 4 or Not Graduate

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant that has previously made headlines for worker suicides and poor labor conditions,..

October 12, 2013 with 0 Comments
McDonald’s Tells Poverty-Wage Workers to Get Second Jobs, Turn off Heat

McDonald’s Tells Poverty-Wage Workers to Get Second Jobs, Turn off Heat

McDonald’s and Visa have launched a website advising the fast-food giant’s low-wage employees on how to survive on their meager..

July 18, 2013 with 4 Comments
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  • Texas Lawmaker Introduces Bill Punishing Abortion as Murder; Says It Will Teach Women ‘Personal Responsibility’
  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage: John Lewis Should ‘Thank White Republicans’ for Ending Slavery
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