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Higher Minimum Wage Correlates With Job Growth

Higher Minimum Wage Correlates With Job Growth

Trend bodes well for the American worker

Twelve of the 13 states that raised their minimum wage since the beginning of the year have experienced more job growth than lower-wage states. Read More »

Oakland Raiders Feel Heat on Cheerleader Pay

Oakland Raiders Feel Heat on Cheerleader Pay

They’re Caving to Raiderettes Demand for Minimum Wage

A lawsuit by a member of the Raiderettes has forced the team to pay its cheerleaders the legal minimum wage, for the first time. Read More »

IKEA Raising Minimum Wage Pegged To Cost of Living

IKEA Raising Minimum Wage Pegged To Cost of Living

17 percent average raise expected

The Swedish retail chain is raising wages to their highest levels based on cost-of-living in their region. Read More »

Job Seekers Flock To The Gap

Job Seekers Flock To The Gap

Many applicants seek to flee lower-paying retail stores.

Job seekers are bombarding the retailer with applications after it announced plans to raise the hourly minimum wage of its employees to $10 next year. Read More »

Obamas Want Daughters To Taste Minimum-Wage Life

Obamas Want Daughters To Taste Minimum-Wage Life

Getting a paycheck is not always fun, stimulating or fair

Both President and Michelle Obama worked minimum-wage jobs and also want their daughters to learn from that experience. Read More »

Their Paychecks Doubled, And Here's What Happened

Their Paychecks Doubled, And Here's What Happened

Lives changing for minimum wage workers

Behind the minimum wage debate are real people, the so-called “working poor.” Some are demanding that their salary be doubled. Here’s what happens when they win. Read More »

Walmart Mom Fails To Sway Shareholders [UPDATED]

Walmart Mom Fails To Sway Shareholders [UPDATED]

Company's workers to march on shareholders' meeting.

Employees seeking higher wages plan a protest outside the annual shareholders meeting of America's biggest employer. Read More »

What Every Teen Needs To Know About Getting Paid At Work

What Every Teen Needs To Know About Getting Paid At Work

On wages, hours, unpaid Internships and breaks

Getting paid (or getting a learning experience) are the reasons you took that summer job or internship, right? Learn about how to get paid, hours and breaks Read More »

McDonald's Shareholders Endorse CEO's $9.5M Pay

McDonald's Shareholders Endorse CEO's $9.5M Pay

Meanwhile, workers are outside protesting their low pay

As McDonald's workers protesting low pay circled outside, shareholders endorsed an executive salary plan that awarded its CEO $9.5 million last year. Read More »

Fast-Food Workers Walk Off Jobs Worldwide

Fast-Food Workers Walk Off Jobs Worldwide

Walk-outs planned for Thursday in 150 U.S. cities

Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia and Sacramento will see their first protests aimed at a $15 wage in one of America’s lowest-paying industries. Read More »

Fast Food Worker Strikes Go Global

Fast Food Worker Strikes Go Global

Fast food workers to strike across 150 cities and six continents

On May 15, striking U.S. fast food workers will be joined internationally by thousands of other workers across 150 cities and six continents. Read More »

This Week's Greatest Hits (April 28 - May 2)

This Week's Greatest Hits (April 28 - May 2)

Top picks for news, advice, and more

Rounding up ten of our favorite stories from this past week, from the minimum wage debate to decoding the language in job listings. Read More »

Seattle Mayor Announces $15 Wage Plan Ramp Up

Seattle Mayor Announces $15 Wage Plan Ramp Up

Businesses will have at least three years to phase in the increase

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is proposing a phase-in of an increase in the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years. Read More »

Minimum Wage Debate In A Nutshell

Minimum Wage Debate In A Nutshell

Plenty of talk but no action in the U.S. Senate

Senate Republicans have blocked a formal debate on a minimum wage increase. But senators on both sides are talking about it at length. Here is a sample. Read More »

Minimum Wage Bill Blocked In Senate By Republican-Led Filibuster

Minimum Wage Bill Blocked In Senate By Republican-Led Filibuster

Proposed hike would raise federal wage to $10.10

On Wednesday, senate Republicans blocked a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage, with the bill failing by a 54-42 test vote. Read More »

Plenty Of  Work At The Bottom

Plenty Of Work At The Bottom

Recovery has added far fewer higher-paying jobs

Four years after the Great Recession, there are more jobs than ever at the bottom of the pay scale, but far fewer than before in higher-paying occupations. Read More »

Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Team Over Payment Practices

Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Team Over Payment Practices

Suit says women worked hundreds of unpaid hours

Five Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing the team for failing to pay them in accordance with minimum wage laws, and subjecting them to degrading treatment. Read More »

Update: McDonald's Managers Admit They Stole Employee Wages

Update: McDonald's Managers Admit They Stole Employee Wages

Managers added unpaid breaks to time sheets

In the wake of allegations that McDonald's has been stealing employee wages, two former managers have come forward to confirm some of the shady practices. Read More »

Walmart Gets More Heat for Low Pay

Walmart Gets More Heat for Low Pay

Workers are pouring out their woes in anonymous posts

No names please: Workers for the nation’s biggest employer are pouring out their woes online. Even the financial media is paying attention. Read More »

Owners of 23 Domino's Pizzerias Agree To Pay Back Workers

Owners of 23 Domino's Pizzerias Agree To Pay Back Workers

Wage case brought by NY attorney general settled

The owners of 23 Domino's pizza franchises in New York will pay $448,000 to minimum wage workers who were underpaid, according to the state attorney general. Read More »

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