Posts Tagged ‘minimum wage’

Apr
2016
6

Commshell: Chamber Members Overwhelmingly Support Min. Wage, Sick Leave Increases

Commshell: Chamber Members Overwhelmingly Support Min. Wage, Sick Leave Increases
  A group of documents uncovered by The Center for Media and Democracy show that support for a minimum wage increase among Chamber of Commerce (CoC) members is actually very high despite the group’s staunch opposition to any attempt to raise it.  The data comes from a survey of 1,000 business executives conducted by Luntz [&hellip…;
Apr
2016
1

Fight for 15 Lands Largest Victory Yet; CA One Step from $15 Minimum Wage by 2022

Fight for 15 Lands Largest Victory Yet; CA One Step from $15 Minimum Wage by 2022
  In California, lawmakers and labor unions have agreed on a plan to gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, the highest state mandate yet. The deal was announced on Monday by Governor Jerry Brown and could be voted on as early as next week. At a press conference announcing the deal, [&hellip…;
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Nov
2015
17

REPORT: 20% of MN’s Low-Wage Workers Suffer Job-Related Injuries, Six Times the National Avg.

REPORT: 20% of MN's Low-Wage Workers Suffer Job-Related Injuries, Six Times the National Avg.
  A new report from the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) finds that more than 80 percent of Twin Cities low-wage workers report having to work more than one job in order to make ends meet.  CTUL, a Minneapolis workers advocacy group, conducted a survey of 173 workers across a wide array of [&hellip…;
Oct
2015
9

New Poll Shows Low-Wage Workers Could Sway 2016 Election, $15 Minimum Wage is Winning Issue

New Poll Shows Low-Wage Workers Could Sway 2016 Election, $15 Minimum Wage is Winning Issue
  A new poll conducted by YouGov and Harris Panel shows that low income, non-union workers would be more likely to vote in the presidential election if there was a candidate who promised a $15 minimum wage and a union for fast food workers.  The study was conducted on behalf of the National Employment Law [&hellip…;
Oct
2015
8

Buffalo Wild Wings, Whose CEO Opposes Minimum Wage Raises, Loses $1.8M Lawsuit

Buffalo Wild Wings, Whose CEO Opposes Minimum Wage Raises, Loses $1.8M Lawsuit
  Diversified Restaurant Holdings, a company which owns a string of Buffalo Wild Wings, has agreed to a whopping $1.8 million settlement to close two lawsuits in Michigan and Illinois which.  The company filed a motion on September 30th in U.S. District Court asking a judge to approve the settlement which will affect over 1,000 [&hellip…;
Sep
2015
21

Long Beach Local Hiring Program Approved, Will Go Hand-in-Hand with Recent Project Labor Agreement

Long Beach Local Hiring Program Approved, Will Go Hand-in-Hand with Recent Project Labor Agreement
  At its last meeting, the Long Beach city council passed two measures aimed at helping the city’s workers. One creates a service, Long Beach First, to provide local workers to contractors and the other authorizes plans to spend $65,000 on a study of the possible effects of mandating a higher minimum wage.  The two-year [&hellip…;
Sep
2015
17

Labor Champion Lorena Gonzalez Has Momentum for Proper NFL Cheerleader Treatment Growing

Labor Champion Lorena Gonzalez Has Momentum for Proper NFL Cheerleader Treatment Growing
  Prior to the San Diego Chargers season opener, California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez called on the team to begin paying its cheerleaders at least the minimum wage for the upcoming season.  Gonzalez, a long-time friend of labor and building trades union supporter, previously wrote a bill requiring professional sports teams to pay…
Sep
2015
8

Holy Wage Theft! Televangelist Sued for Child Labor, Minimum Wage Violations

Holy Wage Theft! Televangelist Sued for Child Labor, Minimum Wage Violations
  The Department of Labor (DOL) has charged televangelist Ernest Angley with various violations of the Fair Labors Standards Act (FLSA) after an investigation of his Cathedral Buffet in the Akron suburb of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  According to the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division Angley paid his employees illegally low wages and engaged in…
Aug
2015
20

Labor Law, Punishment for Violations Could be Strengthened by Big Seattle Bill

Labor Law, Punishment for Violations Could be Strengthened by Big Seattle Bill
  In Seattle, a massive bill that would strengthen the city’s labor laws is currently making its way around Mayor Ed Murray’s office. The proposed bill would include stiffer penalties for businesses that break the law, would better compensate workers who are not given sick days, and would allow workers more options to file complaints…
Aug
2015
20

Nail Salon Crackdown Expands to CT; 23 of 25 Randomly Selected Shops Closed for Violations

Nail Salon Crackdown Expands to CT; 23 of 25 Randomly Selected Shops Closed for Violations
  A Department of Labor Wage and Workplace Standards Division investigation into 25 nail salons in Connecticut resulted in 23 closures due to wage violations.  State Labor Commissioner Sharon M. Palmer reported that the state recovered more than $62,000 owed to employees, mostly for minimum wage violations.  Palmer indicated that the state…
Aug
2015
12

Olsen Twins’ Entertainment Co. Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Intern Abuse

Olsen Twins' Entertainment Co. Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Intern Abuse
  Hard work for no pay? You got it, dude!   A lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court alleges that the Olsen twins’ company, Dualstar Entertainment, overworked and failed to pay or provide college credit to interns.  The lawsuit seeks class action status for an estimated 40 workers and argues that the workers were misclassified…
Jul
2015
29

REPORT: More Than 100,000 Philadelphia Workers Have Their Wages Stolen EVERY WEEK

REPORT: More Than 100,000 Philadelphia Workers Have Their Wages Stolen EVERY WEEK
  A report from Temple University’s Sheller Center for Social Justice titled  “Shortchanged: How Wage Theft Harms Pennsylvania’s Workers and Economy.” details rampant wage theft in Pennsylvania and decsribes how it affects workers, businesses, and the public.  The report estimates that employers steal $19 million to $32 million from…