July 17, 2013 Mayor Vincent Gray 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 316 Washington, D.C. 20004 Dear Mayor Gray: As you gather the relevant information for your decision on the Large Retailer Accountability Act (passed by the D.C. Council which would require big box stores pay a $12.50 (minus benefits) minimum wage) please consider one reply […]
Dear President Obama, June 25th marked the 75th anniversary of the federal minimum wage law in the United States, known as the Fair Labor Standards Act. When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed this legislation, his vision was to ensure a “fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work” and to “end starvation wages.” Seventy five […]
In the House of Representatives today, 227 Republicans voted unanimously to deny an increase to the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. This included 39 Republicans, who changed their position from 2007, when they supported the last increase to the minimum wage. “The Republicans in the House should be ashamed of how they […]
Walmart CEO Mike Duke makes approximately $11,000 an hour. Think about that — $11,000 every hour. Think about an hour of your day, the tasks you accomplish, and the compensation you receive from your employer. If you are an average American worker, you could add up all your daily work hours and that of your […]
Day after day exposés pour forth about corporate and governmental wrongdoing and abuses of power from official reports, the media, lawsuits and citizen groups. Far more often than not, little or nothing happens. The organized culprits continue with their harmful and greedy ways. The golden age of muckraking in films, books, and magazine articles – […]
If the minimum wage legislation being introduced today by Senator Thomas Harkin and Representative George Miller is enacted into law this year, it will be five years since the working poor in American got a raise.