Tag: Minimum-wage

Women of Color Remain Among the Most Poorly Paid of All US Workers

It’s no secret that women in the American workforce earn significantly less money than their male counterparts. Despite ongoing legislation efforts and movements such as “Equal Pay Day” to create equity between all workers, the Department of Labor still estimates that the average woman earns just 81% of what a…

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Walmart Tests New Employee Retention Strategy by Covering 100% of College Tuition Fees

America’s largest retailer is attempting a surprising new strategy to help the company attract and retain top-level talent. Walmart (No. 22 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021) has announced that it will now begin covering full tuition plus the cost of books for its workers…

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New Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House Would Phase Out Subminimum Wage, Raising Salaries for Thousands of Disabled Individuals

All around the country, in both rural and urban settings, disabled Americans are working for less than minimum wage. But new legislation introduced in the House would right this wrong, increasing incomes and earning potential for thousands of disabled Americans who are doing their best to earn a decent, living…

From Goodwill to the Salvation Army: Evaluating the Ethics of some of America’s Best-Known Charities

Last year when Change.org’s petition to stop Goodwill Industries from exploiting its workers with disabilities entered the spotlight, the public was confused as to why an 80-year-old law which allowed the practice still governed an organization claiming to do charitable work. However, Goodwill is not the only so-called charity that…

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…

Archived: 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…