One of the financial stories we tell ourselves is that, if we have to, we can start at the bottom and work our way up. We can take that minimum wage job and start building from there. But the odds are that job won’t give you anything to build on.
To argue that the minimum wage was never supposed to be a living wage is completely anachronistic.
The union, United Healthcare Workers East or 1199SEIU, is the first group of home care workers in the country to receive a $15 minimum wage.
Here’s some sad, surprising news from Los Angeles: after helping support the fight for a $15/hr minimum wage, LA unions are now requesting that the $15 minimum wage not apply to certain types of employees.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council made plans to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15/hr by 2020. This comes after a series of #FightFor15 protests, including a 15-day hunger strike in front of LA’s City Hall.
It’s a good day to be a Facebook contractor. The company just announced that they were raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and giving contractors at least 15 paid days off to be used for vacation, sick leave, or holidays.
I decided to do some on-the-ground research, and took a walk by Z Pizza yesterday around dinner time. It was empty—not a single customer—while nearby Hot Mama’s was full of people.
A group of fast-food workers who call themselves Women Fast for 15 or #Women15, are on Day 11 of a 15-day hunger strike held outside the LA City Hall.
Yesterday was #FightFor15, a nation-wide strike/protest/assembly where a reported 60,000 people in 200 cities rallied in support of a single goal: a $15 minimum wage, across America, as soon as possible.