A new study from the Economic Policy Institute’s Elise Gould shows that if workers’ wages had grown at the same rate as workers’ productivity since 1979, 7.1 million fewer people would be poor, including 2.7 million children. 94 more words
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The long-running West Coast ports labor dispute has formally ended, according to The Wall Street Journal. The International Longshore & Warehouse Union announced that 82% of the 20,000 cargo handlers they represent at 29 ports ratified a five-year agreement with terminal operators and shipping companies. 414 more words
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Economic Development Committee Tuesday is expected to consider an ordinance to increase Los Angeles’ minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years. 151 more words
No, seriously. This actually happened in America.
Some doofus thinks low wages are inspirational and we should all be really glad because, uh, motivation!