CEOs Make More In First Week Of January Than Average Salary – Pay Ratios Are The Solution

By Tobore Okah-Avae, Theconversation.com -

The typical FTSE 100 CEO will have earned as much as the average UK worker earns in a year by 5pm on January 6 2020 – £29,559 for 33 hours of work, according to data compiled by the High Pay [...]

Raising The Minimum Wage By $1 May Prevent Thousands Of Suicides, Study Shows

By Graison Dangor, Npr.org -

A new study suggests that raising the minimum wage might lower the suicide rate — especially when unemployment is high — and that doing so might have saved tens of thousands of people from dying [...]

On Those Questionable US Wage Stats…Again

By Jack Rasmus, Counterpunch.org -

In recent months, various independent business and research sources have been raising questions about the accuracy of US official job and wage statistics. Several more sources have joined the [...]

Airline Catering Workers Protest On Busy Travel Day

By Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philadelphia Inquirer. -

Thirty-nine people were cited by police for failure to disperse Tuesday evening at Philadelphia International Airport as part of a nationwide push during Thanksgiving week to win higher wages and [...]

More Than 15,000 Indiana Teachers Walk Off Job

By George Marlowe, WSWS. -

More than 15,000 Indiana teachers rallied Tuesday at the Indianapolis State Capitol building against low pay and the bipartisan attacks on public education. Teachers and educators walked off the [...]

Vote Yes: A Historic CUNY Labor Contract

By Luke Elliott-Negri, Gotham Gazette -

Adjuncts across the country have been organizing in recent years, at universities like Tufts, George Washington, and many more. They are fighting for better pay, job security, benefits, and other [...]

Efforts To Claw Back Stolen Wages Painfully Slow, As California Employers Who Cheat Workers Often Get Away With It

By Eli Wolfe, Fairwarning.org -

In February, when California labor officials announced the biggest wage theft case against a private company in state history, they made sure to include a warning for all bosses: “Stealing earned [...]

In Stockton, Early Clues Emerge About Impact Of Guaranteed Income

By Sarah Holder, Citylab.com -

A totaled car. A mother with cancer. Two kids at home, with field trips and Quinceañera outfits and football gear to pay for. Rent bills of $1,250 due each month. Two jobs—one part-time—both [...]

Paying The Boss 1,000 Times More Than A Worker Encourages Corporate Recklessness

By Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

Back in the 1960s and into the 1970s, few American corporate chief executives pocketed more than 40 or 50 times what they paid their workers. That divide looks quaint by today’s standards, but [...]

Red States Cut Worker Pay By $1.5 Billion

By Negin Owliaei, Otherwords.org -

Last month, the House voted to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. If the Senate passes the bill, it would be the first federal minimum wage increase in more than a decade — far [...]

CEO Compensation Has Grown 940% Since 1978

By Lawrence Mishel and Julia Wolfe, Epi.org -

What this report finds: The increased focus on growing inequality has led to an increased focus on CEO pay. Corporate boards running America’s largest public firms are giving top executives [...]

Health Care Is Gobbling Up Your Wages

By Bob Herman, Axios.com -

American incomes have barely changed over the past 20 years on an inflation-adjusted basis, and that's due in large part to the exploding costs of health coverage. The big picture: More people [...]

5 Ways The Economy Is Stacked Against Young People

By Josh Hoxie, Otherwords.org -

Today’s rising generation earns 20 percent less than their parents did at their age, despite being better educated and more productive. In fact, millennials are on track to become the first [...]

Kentucky Miners Are Blocking a Coal Train, Demanding Their Stolen Wages

By Alexandra Bradbury, Labornotes. -

Harlan County, Kentucky, is probably best known for the hard-fought strikes in its coal mines in the 1930s and 1970s. Today the remaining mines are nonunion. But evidently the local spirit of [...]

‘It Puts You Into A Process That Hugely Favors The Employer’

By Janine Jackson, Fair.org -

At the same time, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for Popular Democracy describes the disturbing rise of a particular constraint on workers’ voices and their power. [...]