Tag: Minimum-wage

Fight to End Subminimum Wage Continues

For years, disability advocates have been protesting against companies giving people with disabilities lower than minimum wage. A new bill is being introduced in both chambers of Congress to prohibit what has come to be known as subminimum wage. Since 1930, places of work have been allowed to obtain 14…

Election Roundup: What Happened and Why It Matters

By Daryl Hannah Coleman, Stefanik, Scott Few expected the Democrats to be victorious in this year’s midterm elections, but even fewer predicted such a blood bath. Propelled by economic frustration, fledgling voter turnout and outright disdain for President Obama, Republicans successfully seized seven Democratic U.S. Senate seats to gain control…

Can a Minimum-Wage Increase Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

By Julissa Catalan Photo by Shutterstock More than half of workers who will benefit from a minimum-wage increase are women and the move could help close the gender pay gap, a White House report said on Wednesday. “The Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage on Women” was produced in part…

Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

By Albert Lin In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama announced that he plans to sign an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract employees to $10.10 per hour, the next step in what he hopes will be a successful movement to…

What Is the Cost of Low Wages for Fast-Food Workers

By Chris Hoenig Hundreds of fast-food workers across the United States went on strike Thursday, demanding better pay and the ability to form unions. Workers walked out of chain restaurants in about 100 cities, expanding on this summer’s one-day actions, which took place in about 60 cities around the country….