Posts Tagged ‘Living Wage’

Sep
2016
9

Austin Approves New Standards: Living Wage, OSHA Training, Worker’s Comp, Local Hire

Austin Approves New Standards: Living Wage, OSHA Training, Worker's Comp, Local Hire
  The Austin City Council has approved a resolution that will require worker protection standards for all construction workers on non-residential commercial projects. The resolution is part of a voluntary expedited permitting process designed to help cut down on long and costly wait times. Austin has struggled to keep up with the rate of its...
Sep
2014
29

de Hired: NYC Mayor Revokes Massive Food Service Contract from Established Living Wage Violator

de Hired: NYC Mayor Revokes Massive Food Service Contract from Established Living Wage Violator
  The City of New York has withdrawn an $82 million contract with food service company Maramont Corp. after the New York Daily News revealed that the company owed nearly $88 million for failing to pay living wages for over a decade.  New York City had awarded two new contracts to the company despite their [&hellip...
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Sep
2014
26

“Why Do You Work if You Don’t Have Money?” Worker Groups Make Creative Claim that Wisconsin Should Raise the Minimum Wage

  On Wednesday, Wisconsin Jobs Now, Wisconsin Working Families, and 100 low wage workers submitted over 100 formal complaints to Governor Scott Walker hoping to use a little-known clause in state law to force him to raise the minimum wage.  The clause states that the state’s minimum wage “shall not be less than a living [&hellip...
Mar
2014
20

Sadistic Statistic: Rising Number of Minimum Wage Workers “Trying to Raise Children on Their Own.”

Sadistic Statistic: Rising Number of Minimum Wage Workers
  Ben Casselman of the newly independent FiveThirtyEight.com has decided to crunch the numbers surrounding who exactly will benefit from a raise in the minimum wage.  Republicans are fond of claiming those who earn the nation’s lowest wages are teenagers and people seeking supplemental income.  Democrats contend that the minimum wage...
Jan
2014
14

D.C. Living Wage Raise, Overdue By Many Accounts, Will Include Retroactive Back Pay

  The District of Columbia has updated its living wage for the first time since 2010 and included provisions that will see workers receive back pay retroactive to January of 2013.  Another living wage raise will occur, on schedule, in March.   The 2006 law mandated living wages on all city contracts worth over $100,000 [&hellip...
Dec
2013
18

Wage-Old Truth: Increasing Pay Doesn’t Decrease Job Growth

Wage-Old Truth: Increasing Pay Doesn't Decrease Job Growth
  Across the country, state legislatures are debating the minimum wage. This week Washington, D.C. became the latest major city to better conditions for low-wage workers. Still, the ideological divide that halts wage progress in other cities and states often falls along party lines, with the alleged effect higher wages have on the job market...
Jul
2013
25

Latest Research Shows 117 ALEC Model Bills, Many Anti-Worker and Wage, Have Been Introduced in Statehouses During 2013

  New research from the Center for Media and Democracy shows that in 2013 at least 117 bills have been introduced that resemble model bills from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  These bills help fuel a “race to the bottom” approach to American wages that greatly favor ALEC’s corporate membership at the expense of...
Dec
2011
27

Mayor Gloomberg Opposes a Living Wage, Would Rather Pass the City’s Millions Out Unchecked

Mayor Gloomberg Opposes a Living Wage, Would Rather Pass the City's Millions Out Unchecked
Self-anointed King of the 1%, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is currently trying to defeat the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act” that is currently before City Council. This “living wage law” would set wages for any future development act that receives financial assistance of $1 million or higher from the city. If...