‘We’ll Shut Down Economy’

By Naziziphiwo Buso, Heraldlive.co.za -

South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has threatened to shut down the economy if the proposed national minimum wage is implemented. Vavi was speaking [...]

Bold Increases In The Minimum Wage Should Be Evaluated For The Benefits Of Raising Low-Wage Workers’ Total Earnings

By David Cooper, Lawrence Mishel, and Ben Zipperer, Epi.org -

Workers today paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour are making 25 percent less than their counterparts made in 1968, despite the fact that the nation’s productivity has roughly doubled [...]

Massive Minimum Wage Study Finds Significant Gains For Low-Income Workers And Few Downsides

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet.org -

The study is indeed impressive. Census researchers Kevin Rinz and John Voorheis used data from the bureau's Annual Social and Economic Supplement, which surveys more than 75,000 households. The [...]

Massive Minimum Wage Study: Few Downsides, Gains For Low-Wage Workers

By Cody Fenwick, Alternet -

new study on the minimum wage confirms previous research that found the policy raises wages for low-income workers without reducing total employment. The paper may finally start to convince [...]

Labour Unions Protest Against Tim Hortons’ Reaction To New Minimum Wage

By Staff, Labour-reporter.com -

TORONTO (CP) — Protesters rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Ontario Wednesday to show support for employees after some franchisees made benefits and break cuts after a minimum wage [...]

States Blocking Cities From Raising Standards For Workers

By Marni von Wilpert, www.epi.org -

By Marni von Wilpert for Economic Policy Institute. On August 28, 2017, low-wage workers in St. Louis, Missouri, became the latest victims of state preemption laws. “Preemption” in this context [...]

Future Of Low-Wage Worker Movement May Depend On NYC Law

By Max Zahn, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Max Zahn for Waging Nonviolence. New York City - Flavia Cabral doesn’t equivocate. She joined the fast food worker movement, she said, for a single reason: to put her daughter through [...]

Raising The Minimum Wage Is Not The End Goal

By Richard D. Wolf, www.truth-out.org -

By Richard D. Wolff for Truth Out - Once more with feeling, the old debate rises into the headlines and the talk show circuit: Should governments -- state, federal or local -- raise the minimum [...]

States Seeking To Preempt Minimum Wage Increases By Cities

By Staff of National Employment Law Project, www.nelp.org -

By Staff of National Employment Law Project. State legislatures around the country are attempting to bar cities and counties from passing their own minimum wage laws through “preemption” laws [...]

Minimum Wage Tracker

By Staff, www.epi.org -

By Staff of The Economic Policy Institute - The federal minimum wage has not been raised since 2009. In the absence of action at the national level, many states and localities have raised their [...]

Minimum Wage Of $15 An Hour Passed In Minneapolis

By Staff of NELP and Fight for $15, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Staff of NELP and Fight for $15. Since the Fight for $15 began in November 2012, more than 40 cities and counties, and more than 20 states have adopted minimum wage increases. NELP estimates [...]

Inside Look At The First $15 Minimum Wage Campaign

By Jonathan Timm, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Jonathan Timm for In These Times - Back in 2011, as the Occupy Wall Street movement was still spreading through the country, a smaller standoff was unfolding at Sea-Tac, the international [...]

Call For Global Unity On May Day

By James E. Rabbitt, III, www.popularresistance.org -

By James E. Rabbitt, III. This May Day (Monday, May 1, 2017), workers worldwide are invited to participate in an unprecedented call for global unity demanding that all full-time workers are paid [...]

When Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase, Corps Fight It

By Editors, www.prwatch.org -

By Editors of PRWatch - Voters spoke very clearly on November 8 when they elected to raise the minimum wage in Arizona and Maine, along with Colorado and Washington State. But those wins, the [...]

Workers Strike Back From Boston To Chicago

By Fight for Fifteen, www.popularresistance.org -

By Fight for Fifteen. NATIONWIDE – Strikes by baggage handlers and cabin cleaners at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Uber drivers in two-dozen cities, hospital workers in Pittsburgh and [...]