2014 Financial Industry’s Bonuses Were Double The Combined Earnings Of All Full-Time Working Americans Making Minimum Wage

The $28.5 billion in bonuses doled out to Wall Street employees is double the annual pay for all 1,007,000 Americans who work full-time at the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Protesters Richard Hanzel, left, Brendan Hutt, and Richard Shavzin, right, of the Screen Actors Guild, dressed as wall street bankers, march from Goldman Sachs' office to a rally in Federal Plaza demanding Wall Street reform, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in Chicago. Wall Street banks handed out $28.5 billion in bonuses to their 167,800

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Minimum Wage Measures Pass Overwhelmingly, Even In Red States

‘Now thousands will get a raise and begin to make a fair wage.’

Measures aimed at raising the minimum wage passed overwhelmingly in the five states where they appeared on Tuesday's ballot. The largest margin of victory as of Wednesday morning was in Alaska, where Ballot Measure 3 won by 38 points, with 68.6 percent voting yes and 31.3 percent voting against the initiative. Measure 3 will raise the state’s

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Jimmy John’s With A Side Of Wage Theft?

Former employees sue company and franchisee for willful wage theft affecting ‘tens of thousands’ of current and former workers.

3 Jimmy John employees making sandwiches.

Former Jimmy John's workers last week filed a class action lawsuit in federal court charging that the sandwich chain famed for "dirt cheap" prices is stealing workers' wages as a matter of nation-wide policy. Karolis Kubelskas and Emily Brunner, both former workers at separate Jimmy John's shops in Illinois, charge that their employers violated

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Civil Rights Leader Calls McDonald’s Protests Next Step In Civil Rights Movement

McDonald’s employees and those working for other low-wage employers feel the effects of the historic levels of income inequality in the U.S.

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Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina branch of the NAACP and one of the leaders of the Moral Mondays protests, equates the low-wage protests that have racked the fast food industry -- including the May demonstration at the McDonald’s Corp. headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, in which 101 protesters were arrested -- as the next

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$15 Wage Wins in Seattle: ‘We Did This. Workers Did This.’

Less than six months after the start of an aggressive grassroots campaign, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a $15 minimum wage on Monday, the highest in the nation. A supporter of the $15 an hour minimum wage holds a sign during a Seattle City Council meeting in which the council voted to raise the […]

This Friday, Dec. 28,2012 photo Kaylee Feight talks about the impact of a minimum wage increase on her job at Quiznos in Helena, Mont. Montana's minimum wage workers are getting a small pay raise on New Year's Day when an automatic cost-of-living increase takes effect. (AP photo/Matt Gouras)

Less than six months after the start of an aggressive grassroots campaign, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a $15 minimum wage on Monday, the highest in the nation. A supporter of the $15 an hour minimum wage holds a sign during a Seattle City Council meeting in which the council voted to raise the minimum wage in Seattle, Monday

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For Chevron, $6 A Day Is Apparently Too Much Pay For Cambodian Workers

Fed up with rising living costs, the workers are striking for a ‘liveable wage.’

Sceenshot from YouTube video: Donny Rico & Chevron make it a crime to defend the environment.

NOM PENH, Cambodia — Is $6 a day really too much for a multibillion-dollar energy company to pay its workers in Cambodia? This is a question Chevron Cambodia Ltd. is grappling with. Starting on May 12, over 200 workers at Chevron’s Caltex gas stations across this capital city ground the firm’s business to a halt, demanding their salaries be

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