McDonald’s Will Raise Wages at Company-Owned Restaurants

The fast-food company is raising wages at company-owned restaurants, but the move still falls short of demands for a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

#fast-food-industry, #fight-for-15, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdonalds-corporation, #minimum-wage, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden Orders $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

The current minimum, $10.95, has prevailed since an executive order in 2014, including adjustments in the interim for inflation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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How a Common Good Caucus Could Save the G.O.P.

American politics needs more factions. The Republican senators floating populist proposals should forge one.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cotton-tom, #cruz-ted, #debates-political, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #rubio-marco, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Meet the New Cuomo. Same as the Old Cuomo.

We should have known who he was all along.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #labor-department-nys, #medicaid, #minimum-wage, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #wages-and-salaries

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Jeff Bezos Is Taunting Politicians. Will They Take the Bait?

A labor battle in Alabama is a referendum on Amazon’s strategy.

#amazon-com-inc, #minimum-wage, #organized-labor, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #wages-and-salaries

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Amazon Walks a Political Tightrope in Its Union Fight

The company has always opposed efforts by its workers to organize, but its regulatory fate rests largely with Democrats in Washington.

#amazon-com-inc, #carney-jay, #labor-and-jobs, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #minimum-wage, #organized-labor, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Sam’s Club C.E.O. on the Company’s High Sales and Low Wages

Kathryn McLay, an Australian who worked for years in finance, wants employees to know “how valued they are.”

#business-roundtable, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #sams-club, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc

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Amazon Labor Fight: Wages May Not Ward Off Union

Recent organizing campaigns in the South suggest the company’s wage scale may have left it vulnerable to a union.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #southern-states-us, #wages-and-salaries

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The Fight for (and Against) a $15 Minimum Wage

After an increase failed to make it into the stimulus package, we look at the shifting political and economic arguments surrounding the issue.

#minimum-wage, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Raise the Federal Minimum Wage or Abolish It?

It has stagnated at $7.25 an hour for more than a decade. Is upping the minimum wage to $15 the best way to fight poverty?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #food-stamps, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #universal-basic-income

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In a First, Uber Agrees to Classify British Drivers as ‘Workers’

The new legal classification, which follows a U.K. court ruling last month, will entitle the workers to more pay and benefits, but stops short of making them employees.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #great-britain, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-of-the-united-kingdom, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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In First, Uber Agrees to Classify British Drivers as ‘Workers’

The new legal classification, which follows a U.K. court ruling last month, will entitle the workers to more pay and benefits, but stops short of making them employees.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #great-britain, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-of-the-united-kingdom, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Raise the Minimum Wage to Prevent Suicide

There is a connection between people’s ability to pay rent each month and their mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bryn-mawr-college, #columbia-university, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minimum-wage, #new-york-state-psychiatric-institute, #princeton-university, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #unemployment, #wages-and-salaries

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This Is Not the Coronavirus Anniversary Cuomo Planned On

Besieged on multiple fronts, the governor is no longer holding forth; he’s just trying to hold on.

#absentee-voting, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #inflation-economics, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #republican-party, #spitzer-eliot-l, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy

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Kyrsten Sinema and the Thumbs-Down That Enraged the Left

The Arizona Democrat, one of a handful of moderate senators who hold heavy sway over President Biden’s agenda, has come under mounting pressure for her opposition to liberal priorities.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #arizona, #content-type-personal-profile, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What’s in the Stimulus Bill? A Guide to Where the $1.9 Trillion Is Going

The measure passed by the Senate, and headed to the House for final approval before going to President Biden’s desk, contains money for direct checks, jobless benefits, state and local aid, and more.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-taxes-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Here’s How the Senate Pared Back Biden’s Stimulus Plan

The $1.9 trillion package passed by the Senate on Saturday largely resembled the one that President Biden proposed. But several notable changes would affect Americans’ personal finances.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-politics-and-government

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When Amazon Raises Wages, Local Companies Follow Suit

New research suggests that when big companies increase wages, they drive up pay in the places where they operate — without a notable loss in jobs.

#amazon-com-inc, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #fight-for-15, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #research, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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With Demise of Wage Increase, Biden and Democrats Face Progressive Ire

President Biden and top Democrats are working to ensure that frustration over the exclusion of the minimum wage increase in the stimulus plan does not overshadow the success of the package.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #harris-kamala-d, #house-of-representatives, #khanna-ro, #macdonough-elizabeth, #minimum-wage, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Put Working Families at the Front of the Line for Help

A policy that sustains people in joblessness is not ultimately anti-poverty.

#income, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #unemployment, #welfare-us

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Covid Stimulus Bill Heads to the Senate

The $1.9 trillion pandemic aid bill narrowly passed the House, but now must maneuver through a procedural and political thicket in the Senate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Assessing Claims in the Coronavirus Stimulus Debate

Lawmakers have made an array of misleading claims about “Pelosi’s subway,” unauthorized immigrants receiving checks, school funding and the minimum wage as they debate the $1.9 trillion relief bill.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #federal-budget-us, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #minimum-wage, #scalise-steve, #stimulus-economic

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Democrats Move to Salvage Minimum Wage Hike

As the House prepared to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package as early as Friday night, Democrats were searching for a Plan B to raise the minimum wage.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #house-of-representatives, #minimum-wage, #pelosi-nancy, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Republicans Grapple With Raising the Minimum Wage

The politics of a $15 minimum wage are increasingly muddled, but some Republicans are gravitating toward a higher base pay, citing the economic needs of working-class Americans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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What Would a $15 Minimum Wage Do to Small Businesses?

In Georgia, low-wage service sector workers and their employers are wrestling with the details, and the morality, of a $15 minimum wage.

#minimum-wage, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Top Senate Official Disqualifies Minimum Wage From Stimulus Plan

The parliamentarian ruled that the provision, which would gradually increase the wage to $15 an hour, violated the strict budgetary rules that limit what can be included in the package.

#democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #macdonough-elizabeth, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Teenage John Thune Earned $6 an Hour. That Would Be More Than $20 Today.

The senator objects to increasing the minimum wage. He’s taking the wrong lesson from his own experience.

#labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #thune-john-r, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

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Democrats’ Big Tent Helped Them Win. Now It Threatens Biden’s Agenda.

The party’s ideological blend of moderates and progressives carried it to power in Washington, but elements of that coalition could block the most ambitious parts of President Biden’s agenda.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barber-william-j-ii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #poor-peoples-campaign-coalition, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Is This the End of Tipping?

The restaurant industry is in crisis. But some see how bad things are for servers — including “maskual harassment” — as a unique chance to make life better.

#anxiety-and-stress, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #service-industries, #sexual-harassment, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How a Minimum-Wage Increase Is Being Felt in a Low-Wage City

Is $15 an hour too much, or not enough? Fresno, Calif., may be a laboratory for a debate over the minimum wage that is heating up on the national level.

#california, #fresno-calif, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #restaurants, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Can Biden Save Americans Like My Old Pal Mike?

A childhood friend’s deadly mistakes prompt reflection on our country’s — and my own.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minimum-wage, #oregon, #poverty, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #yamhill-ore

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Biden Courts Business Support for Aid Package and Contested Minimum-Wage Increase

He endorsed a compromise plan in the House limiting direct payments to high earners as part of his $1.9 trillion proposal, as Democratic leaders fought to salvage a plan for a $15-an-hour wage.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #minimum-wage, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Minimum Wage Hike Would Help Poverty but Cost Jobs, Budget Office Says

The Congressional Budget Office said raising the federal minimum wage to $15 would also increase the deficit, potentially helping the proposal’s prospects of being included in relief legislation.

#congressional-budget-office, #federal-budget-us, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #sanders-bernard, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Will the Stimulus Plan Help Working Mothers?

How President Biden’s proposed stimulus package might affect women and families.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #parenting, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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Abolish the Racist, Sexist Subminimum Wage

Biden’s Raise the Wage Act should ensure that tipped workers receive fair pay.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #national-restaurant-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor

Biden can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands with a single executive order.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #collective-bargaining, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #labor-and-jobs, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #obama-barack, #paid-time-off, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden’s Economic Plan Is Set to Clear a Senate Hurdle

Democrats agreed to limit direct checks for high earners but rejected several Republican amendments to a budget resolution key to passing the president’s $1.9 trillion rescue plan.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden’s Policies Are Popular. What Does That Mean for Republicans?

Polls show that on issues like a stimulus bill, climate change and immigration, most Americans support the president’s plans. Torn by infighting, the G.O.P. is still figuring out its lines of attack.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #minimum-wage, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Effort to Include $15 Minimum Wage in Relief Bill Poses Test for Democrats

The measure will test their willingness and ability to use procedural maneuvers to shepherd big policy goals past entrenched Republican opposition in an evenly divided Senate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #sanders-bernard, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-budget, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Paul Krugman on Biden, Bitcoin and Deficit Delusions

Ezra Klein and Paul Krugman discuss Covid economics, cryptocurrencies and deficit delusions.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #krugman-paul, #minimum-wage, #new-york-times

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

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Who’s Radical Now? The Case of Minimum Wages

Evidence has a well-known liberal bias.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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A Look at What’s in Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan

The president-elect is rolling out a large spending package aimed at helping battle the virus and alleviate the economic toll it has taken.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

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The Coronavirus Is Erasing Minority Women from the Workforce

Those hard-won gains were never guaranteed to last. Now we’re seeing just how precarious they were all along.

#black-people, #bureau-of-labor-statistics, #cambridge-university, #income-inequality, #minimum-wage, #minorities, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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27 Places Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

The new year brings another round of increases, nearly a decade after workers started campaigning for higher pay.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #florida, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #national-employment-law-project, #restaurants, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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How Biden Can Move His Economic Agenda Without Congress

Union leaders and policy experts say the next administration could do plenty on behalf of workers through regulation and other powers.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #organized-labor, #presidential-transition-us, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-economy

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Biden Should Go Big, and Then Brag About It

Voters in both red and blue states have revealed what they want from government.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #family-leaves, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2020, #referendums, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #voting-and-voters

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Let’s Talk About Higher Wages

The nation, and the Democratic Party, desperately needs a replacement for the tired story that tax cuts drive economic growth.

#democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Virus Cases Rise, but Hazard Pay for Retail Workers Doesn’t

They were hailed as heroes during the first wave of the pandemic, but wage increases were fleeting, and companies, whose businesses are booming, have been slow to pay out more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dollar-general-corp, #kroger-company, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #romney-mitt, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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In a Divided Washington, Biden Could Still Exert Economic Power

If Republicans control the Senate, a Biden administration could take a cue from President Trump and find ways to act unilaterally on some economic issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #cordray-richard, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #corporate-taxes, #federal-reserve-system, #federal-taxes-us, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kraninger-kathy, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarles-randal-k, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stimulus-economic, #student-loans, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wechat-mobile-app

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