The Real Driver Of Rising Inequality

By Lance Taylor, -

Income distribution and employment are crucial macroeconomic indicators. Profits are key to distribution. Ther share in the value of output has risen steadily since around 1980. Households near [...]

Hundreds Of Bus Drivers Stage Massive Sick-Out

By Casey Williams, In These Times. -

Georgia - Robbie Brown loved her students. For 18 years, she drove them in her yellow bus to and from schools in DeKalb County, Georgia. And then, last Friday, two police officers showed up at [...]

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, -

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, -

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 [...]

No CEO Should Earn 1,000 Times More Than A Regular Employee

By Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati, -

The CEO of Marathon Petroleum, Gary Heminger, took home an astonishing 935 times more pay than his typical employee in 2017. In other words, one of Marathon’s gas station workers would have to [...]

Canadian Doctors Protest Pay Raises

By Ryan Sit, Newsweek. -

Hundreds of Canadian doctors, medical specialists and residents, as well as medical students, have signed a petition protesting their own pay raises, instead asking that the money be reallocated [...]

Univ. Of Illinois Graduate Student Workers Strike, Occupy President’s Office

By Dawn Rhodes, Chicago Tribune. -

In a sign of escalating tensions surrounding the strike at the University of Illinois, members of the graduate student workers union in Urbana-Champaign have camped outside the university [...]

Disney Unions’ Ballot Drive Seeks To Raise Wages Up To $18 An Hour For Hospitality Companies That Take Anaheim Subsidies

By Margot Roosevelt, -

The Disneyland Resort and any large hospitality business benefiting from Anaheim city subsidies would be required to pay at least $15 an hour to their workers beginning in 2019 under a proposed [...]

Day Of Typical CEO Pays More Than Year For Typical Worker

By Leo Gerard, -

Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras, a day of revelry, gluttony, intoxication and showers of shiny plastic beads. It is the party to end all parties because it’s followed by Ash Wednesday, when Lenten [...]

Amazon Makes List Of Large Companies With Workers On Food Stamps

By Mark Williams, Columbus Dispatch -

In short order, Amazon has become one of Ohio’s largest employers, after receiving tens of millions of dollars of state tax incentives for building warehouses, data centers and other projects [...]

$2 Billion In Stolen Wages Recovered For Workers In 2015 & 2016

By Celine McNicholas, Zane Mokhiber, and Adam Chaikof -

What this study finds: In 2015 and 2016, a total of $2 billion in stolen wages ($880.3 million in 2015; $1.1 billion in 2016) were recovered for workers by the U.S. Department of Labor ($246.8 [...]

Cutting Corporate Taxes Will Not Boost American Wages

By Josh Bivens, -

By Josh Bivens for EPI - Bivens and Blair (2017) explain in detail how the theory for corporate tax cuts as a wage-boosting tool breaks down in the face of real-world data. This report provides a [...]

US Wages Cyberwar Abroad Under Cover Of “Activism”

By Joseph Thomas, -

By Joseph Thomas for NEO - The threat of cyberterrorism has competed for centre stage in American politics with fears of “Russian hackers” disrupting everything from elections to electrical [...]

How Much Should Nonprofit Hospital CEOs Earn?

By Alicia Freese, -

By Alicia Freeze for Seven Days. The average Vermonter makes about $50,000 a year. Executive directors of Vermont nonprofits make an average of $83,000, according to the group Common Good [...]

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