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Obsequious Trump-toad Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to at least $15 within the next five years, warning against “the heavy hand of government” weighing too heavily on small businesses.
Restaurant magnate Danny Meyer has decided to eliminate tipping from all 13 of the restaurants in his successful Union Square Hospitality Group.
On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Jerry Brown approved a bill that officially classifies professional cheerleaders as employees entitled to minimum wage, sick leave, and overtime pay. That feels like it should already have been a thing, right?
Shanna Tippen, an Arkansas woman making minimum wage cleaning hotel rooms, was fired from her position for talking to a Washington Post reporter about living on the minimum wage. The hotel manager who fired Tippen actually suggested she talk to reporter Chico Harlan, then fired her for saying a minimum wage increase…
Mary Poppins has had it.
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…
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.
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.
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!)…
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.
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…
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.