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2013-11-12 16:20:54

POOR WORKING CONDITIONS, POVERTY WAGES AND LACK OF RESPECT IN THE WORKPLACE FORCING THEIR HANDS, WORKERS SAY NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Employees of the largest private contractors at area airports joined a raucous LaGuardia Airport rally to call the public's attention to the prevalence of poverty wages and poor working conditions that they say are creating a crisis for workers and the traveling public at the airports. "Supporting yourself on...

2013-07-10 16:24:48

Experts sign letter supporting the "Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2013" as smart economic policy WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over one hundred professional economists have signed on to a petition in support of H.R. 1346, the "Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2013." The act, sponsored by Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida, would raise the federal minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 to $10.50 per hour, the approximate level it would have been if the 1968 minimum...

2013-05-16 20:20:26

Sanders, Comrie, Richards highlight forum urging Port Authority to require airport contractors to give workers decent wages and benefits as taxpayer-subsidized JFK expands QUEENS, N.Y., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elected officials, clergy and Southeast Queens residents tonight called for community input and fair treatment of sub-contracted workers as JFK Airport expands and Delta Airlines renovates a major terminal. "I read in the paper the other day that Delta Airlines...

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...

2012-06-26 14:21:27

Boardroom Breaks Out In Applause As Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Sixty-Five Cent Raise LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today voted to approve a living wage of $9.65 an hour for County in-home care workers. The victory of a sixty-five cent wage increase comes on the heels of months of negotiations and several weeks of rallying on the steps of the County Hall of Administration that swelled over the last two...

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...