Posts Tagged ‘raise’

Sep
2015
3

Quit Act 10 Up: AFSCME Overcomes Rogue Milwaukee County Executive for Pay Raise

Quit Act 10 Up: AFSCME Overcomes Rogue Milwaukee County Executive for Pay Raise
  The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has won a 1.5 percent cost-of-living wage for Milwaukee County employees despite the efforts of county executive Chris Abele to stunt wage growth.  The union fought for months by placing pressure on Abele through concerned citizens calls to his office.  The raise...
May
2014
12

What’s a Raise, Mommy?

What's a Raise, Mommy?
  It is often suggested that minimum wage jobs are largely held by teenagers and thus raising the minimum wage is not as pressing an issue as workers’ rights advocates represent. But new numbers from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) show that of the 22 million working mothers in the United States, over one-fifth would earn [&hellip...;
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Feb
2014
21

None of the Last Seven Minimum Wage Increases Has Negatively Impacted Restaurant Employment

None of the Last Seven Minimum Wage Increases Has Negatively Impacted Restaurant Employment
  An Bloomberg article this week examined claims by the restaurant industry that raising the middle wage will lead to fewer jobs. Past wage increases reject this theory and show that each of the seven times the federal minimum wage has been risen since 1990 employment remained the same.  In fact, the only dips in [&hellip...;