Latest Living wage Stories

2013-03-19 23:02:52

Reece Freeman, of ChooseWhat.com, introduces why a "Living Wage" makes more sense than "Minimum Wage" for small businesses after President Obama's call to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 At this year´s State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a series of plans for the first year of his second term. One of the most controversial ideas introduced was the plan to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour and tie this wage to...

2010-12-07 13:12:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As the County Board of Supervisors negotiates a new In-Home Support Services (IHSS) contract, members of SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW) and their community allies joined Santa Cruz Mayor Mike Rotkin this morning to protest potential cuts to in-home caregiver wages. First, the fifty or so home care workers and their allies picketed outside the county building, emphasizing the need for a fair wage. Then the many workers went...

2008-09-04 03:00:16

By Art Marroquin A Los Angeles City Council committee on Wednesday called for a second look at health care benefits mandated by the city's living wage ordinance as part of an effort to expand coverage to airline service workers. The city's living wage ordinance currently calls for paying workers $10 per hour with health benefits and $11.25 per hour without benefits. The two-tier system has not seen any kind of meaningful updates since the ordinance went into effect more than a decade...

2005-10-14 07:33:55

By Andrea Hopkins WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's a long way to go for a silver lining, but poverty activists are hoping the deprivation exposed by Hurricane Katrina will prompt the U.S Congress to do what it hasn't done since 1997: Raise the minimum wage. Some 2 million people in the United States were paid the minimum wage of $5.15 or less in 2004. Working full time, such minimum wage earners make $10,700 a year, just above the threshold of $9,645 set by the federal government as its...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.