The Raiderettes Will Finally Be Paid Minimum Wage

In January, some members of the Raiderettes sued the Oakland Raiders, alleging that they were paid less than $5 an hour, denied overtime, expected to practice several times a week for free and subjected to bizarre fines by the team. They also had to abide by this ridiculous fucking etiquette guide, which instructs one… » 7/02/14 6:45pm 7/02/14 6:45pm

Walt Disney World and the Homeless Underclass in Orlando

Disney World has a homeless problem. There are 1,126 homeless households in Florida's Osceola County, because those families can't afford an average $800 a month rent while being paid a $8.03 minimum wage for working at Disney. » 4/24/14 6:30pm 4/24/14 6:30pm

The Gap Plans to Raise Minimum Wage for Workers to $10 Per Hour

The Gap announced plans to raise its hourly minimum wage to $10, a move that is expected to impact more than 65,000 of its employees. » 2/19/14 10:30pm 2/19/14 10:30pm

This Man Thinks the 'Mentally Retarded' Would Gladly Work for $2/Hour

The discussions surrounding raising the minimum wage always bring out the best in people, don't they? Take financial commentator Peter Schiff, for example. Sam Bee of The Daily Show sat down with him recently to discuss strikes amongst fast food workers and he brought up some very interesting (and compassionate!)… » 1/29/14 5:10pm 1/29/14 5:10pm

Who Makes Minimum Wage? Young Women in the Service Industry

Using information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, NPR's Planet Money has made some cool charts that show exactly who is making minimum wage in America, pegged to the recently discussed raises in various states across the country and potentially even nation-wide. » 11/26/13 5:30pm 11/26/13 5:30pm

The Restaurant Industry Treats Women Like Shit

Anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant industry can tell you that it can be incredibly unpleasant for everyone involved, but a new study has found that, in fact, it's an especially terrible place for women to work. To begin with, they make less money. Women servers who work full-time earn 68 percent of the… » 2/14/12 11:50am 2/14/12 11:50am

Linda McMahon May Or May Not Have Thoughts On The Minimum Wage

Linda McMahon's remark at a press conference that "we ought to review how much" minimum wage "ought to be" has, naturally made waves. » 9/30/10 5:50pm 9/30/10 5:50pm

Women Wage-Earners — The Economy? — Get A Boost

Today the minimum wage in the United States goes up to $7.25 an hour. Of course, some people will argue that such an increase will hurt the economy, overlooking the fact that there's plenty of good news for women. » 7/24/09 4:30pm 7/24/09 4:30pm

A New Face For Marc Jacobs?