Raises From Coast To Coast In 2022

By Yannet Lathrop, NELP. -

In 2022, a record number of states and localities will increase their minimum wages—10 years after fast-food workers first went on strike to demand $15 and a union. These record increases are the [...]

What’s Really Causing Inflation And How We Should Deal With It

By Paddy Quick, The Indypendent. -

While times have been getting harder for workers, it is clear that capitalists (or “big business”) have been doing very well. It would seem as though everyone is against inflation. But the real [...]

Wage Inequality Continued To Increase In 2020

By Lawrence Mishel And Jori Kandra, Economic Policy Institute. -

Newly available wage data from the Social Security Administration allow us to analyze wage trends for the top 1.0% and other very high earners as well as for the bottom 90% during 2020. The [...]

Union, Kellogg’s Reach Tentative Deal To End Strike

By Christa Ferguson, Wood TV. -

Battle Creek, MI — Kellogg workers’ nearly two-month strike in Cereal City may be over soon. In a Wednesday update to members, the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers [...]

High-Paid Media Types Are Unhappy Workers Are Getting Higher Pay

By Dean Baker, CEPR. -

Many in the media are very upset that workers at the bottom end of the pay scale feel secure enough to demand higher pay and better working conditions. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of watching a [...]

CVS Workers Say Enough Is Enough

By Michael Sainato, The Guardian. -

Thousands of workers at CVS stores across California are demanding better pay, increased safety standards, healthcare improvements and more security for workers in new union contract [...]

Update On Strikes And Walkouts

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Earlier this week in Savannah, Georgia, 54 of the 200 bus drivers in the Savannah-Chatham’s school district went on a wildcat “sick out” strike over pay and other issues.  Workers said they [...]

The Productivity–Pay Gap Has Been Growing Since 1979

By Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute. -

The growth of inequalities is the central driver of the widening gap between the hourly compensation of a typical (median) worker and productivity—the income generated per hour of work—in recent [...]

Family Dollar Employees: ‘We All Quit’

By Jared Austin, KOLN. -

Lincoln, Neb. - A Family Dollar store in Lincoln is back open Monday, after having a sign on its door the previous day indicating everyone had quit. The store located near 48th Street and [...]

$15 Wage Becoming New Average In Some Industries

By Sharon Zhang, Truthout. -

New data show that, as wages have risen across much of the economy, the average pay for restaurant and supermarket workers has risen above $15 an hour for the first time, reports The Washington [...]

Identifying The Policy Levers Generating Wage Suppression And Inequality

By Lawrence Mishel and Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute. -

Inequalities abound in the U.S. economy, and a central driver in recent decades is the widening gap between the hourly compensation of a typical (median) worker and productivity—the income [...]

Burger King Workers Resign In Protest

By Eoin Higgins, The Flashpoint. -

Burger King workers in Lincoln, Nebraska quit en masse when their general manager Rachael Flores gave her notice after months of mistreatment from higher ups. On the way out last week, Flores [...]

Chicago Amazon Workers Help Win Megacycle Pay Nationwide

By Joe DeManuelle-Hall, Labor Notes. -

In January, the company hit workers in Chicago’s DCH1 delivery station with a devastating one-two punch. First, Amazon was shutting down their workplace, so they would have to transfer to other [...]

Restaurant Workers Say They Won’t Return to Work Without a Living Wage

By Saru Jayaraman, Truthout. -

On May 20, 2021, about 50 service worker leaders at One Fair Wage, an organization I lead that brings together service workers to demand a living wage, gathered to take an official vote on [...]

Desperate For Workers, US Restaurants And Stores Raise Pay

By Christiopher Rugaber, AP News. -

Washington - U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald’s, Sheetz [...]