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.
“You cannot tell me that your business model relies on paying people below the poverty line.”
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.