What ‘The Bear’ Gets Right About Restaurant Work

The Hulu drama is resonating partly because it shows workers demanding a better workplace, which is happening in the restaurant industry and beyond.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #labor-and-jobs, #living-wage, #minimum-wage, #national-restaurant-assn, #restaurants, #the-bear-tv-program, #tips-and-tipping, #wages-and-salaries, #waiters-and-waitresses

Amazon vs. the Union

The company and its new union share the same problem.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #internal-storyline-no, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #warehouses

These Days, ‘Help Wanted’ Has So Many Meanings

But there’s a magic kingdom somewhere, right?

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Employer Practices Limit Workers’ Choices and Wages, U.S. Study Argues

A Biden administration report says collusion and other constraints on competition hold down pay and prospects in the labor market.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #labor-and-jobs, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #minimum-wage, #research, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

The MIT Professor Defining What It Means to Live

With many companies now inching toward more humane pay, the question of how to define a living wage deserves broader public discussion.

#labor-and-jobs, #living-wage, #minimum-wage, #roosevelt-theodore, #wages-and-salaries

Retailers Scramble to Attract Workers Ahead of the Holidays

Signing bonuses, higher wages, even college tuition. Companies are using perks to entice new employees in an industry that has been battered by the pandemic.

#amazon-com-inc, #best-buy-company-inc, #bonuses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #labor-and-jobs, #ll-bean-co, #macys-inc, #minimum-wage, #national-retail-federation, #nordstrom-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc

The Way We Work Now (or Don’t)

Ways of thinking about work, and antiwork. Also: Is Facebook being prejudged?

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #labor-and-jobs, #manjoo-farhad, #minimum-wage, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wages-and-salaries

A Deserved Nobel Economics Prize Reminds Us Facts Matter

A well-deserved Nobel reminds us why facts seem to have a liberal bias.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #card-david, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #minimum-wage, #nobel-prizes, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

As Democrats Trim Spending Bill, Some Americans Fear Being Left Behind

President Biden had an ambitious agenda to remake the economy. But under the duress of negotiations and Senate rules, he has shelved a series of proposals, some of them indefinitely.

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

Restaurants Increase Wages and Offer Signing Bonuses

As they struggle to recruit workers, many owners are raising pay. But some are trying to go deeper, to make their business fairer and more humane.

#dirt-candy-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #waiters-and-waitresses, #work-life-balance

Why Everyone Should Care About Workers’ Rights

The impact of rotten jobs radiates far beyond the workplace.

#assn-of-flight-attendants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdonalds-corporation, #minimum-wage, #nursing-homes, #organized-labor, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

On This Labor Day, Here’s How Biden Can Help Democrats Become the Party of the Working Class Again

Posing at coal mines and factories, they may tell voters otherwise. But the policy tells a different story.

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A Minimum Wage Can Create Jobs

A new way to think about this oddity of the labor market.

#labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #wages-and-salaries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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