Categories & Tags: minimum wage

INSTITUTE INDEX: Striking for fast-food justice   |   May 15, 2014
Date on which fast-food workers across the United States and around the world are taking part in a one-day strike for higher pay and the right to unionize: 5/15/2014 Number of...

 

VOICES: Why this fast-food worker is going on strike   |   May 15, 2014
By Eddie Foreman My name's Eddie Foreman. I'm 40 years old, and I was born in Lee County, Alabama. I've been living in Opelika, Alabama since I was a child. I'm...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Does raising the minimum wage really kill jobs?   |   February 21, 2014
Level to which the Fair Minimum Wage Act that's been proposed in Congress would raise the hourly minimum wage: $10.10 Percent by which the current minimum wage of $7.25 an...

 

Showdowns loom at Southern auto plants   |   February 7, 2014
By Joe Atkins, Labor South A group of workers, preachers and activists traveled from Mississippi to Detroit recently to proclaim what should be a core issue of 2014. "Labor...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Striking for fast food justice   |   August 30, 2013
Number of U.S. cities where fast food workers waged strikes this week as part of a campaign to raise wages: 58 Number of those cities in the South: 11* Number of workers in the...

 

Youth unemployment crisis hits South hard   |   April 9, 2013
Young adults continue to face high rates of unemployment, and the problem is particularly severe in Southern states, which are also grappling with other economic disparities. In...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The case for raising the minimum wage   |   February 15, 2013
Level to which President Obama called for increasing the federal minimum hourly wage in this week's State of the Union address, while indexing it to rise automatically with...

 

In Walmart and fast food, unions scaling up a strike-first strategy   |   February 5, 2013
By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes Small but highly publicized strikes by Walmart retail and warehouse workers last fall set the labor movement abuzz and gained new respect for...

 

Just how extreme is North Carolina's new Lt. Governor?   |   December 7, 2012
By Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch North Carolina will have a new and very different Lt. Governor come January. Dan Forest is an extremely conservative Republican from Raleigh who...

 

In Tennessee, new grassroots organizing efforts seek social justice   |   August 1, 2012
By Joe Atkins, Labor South The old, tired image of the laid-back Southerner too happy and content with his lot to protest is being laid to rest -- again -- in Tennessee, where...

 

Pressing grocery chains, Florida tomato pickers start to feel gains   |   March 30, 2012
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes Calling on a generations-old tradition to dramatize the abuses in farm labor, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers held a weeklong fast in...

 

Taking minimum wage national   |   June 20, 2006
Congressional Democrats are refusing to give up on the fight to increase the federal minimum wage, the Wall Street Journal (sub only) reports today: WASHINGTON -- Democrats aim...

 

TN minimum wage update   |   May 26, 2006
After numerous delays over the past few weeks, it appears the Tennessee House may finally be voting on the minimum wage bill. It was scheduled for a vote yesterday in both the...

 

TN votes on wage hike; it's good business   |   May 24, 2006
The Tennessee legislature will vote today on whether to boost the minimum wage, joining several others states (including North Carolina) seeking to shore up the federal wage floor...

 

Momentum builds for wage hike in NC   |   May 15, 2006
North Carolinians for Fair Wages -- a coalition seeking to boost the state's minimum wage -- is having a big press conference today, with former Sen. John Edwards, current...

 

Tennessee minimum wage bill scheduled for vote   |   May 11, 2006
The Tennessee House of Representatives will vote today on the new minimum wage law that will raise the state's minimum wage to $6.15. The bill has also cleared committees in the...

 

Decent pay   |   April 11, 2006
Opponents of bringing the minimum wage in line with today's economy often say a wage hike will destroy small business. (They also argue that most businesses already pay higher...

 

Arkansas increases minimum wage   |   April 11, 2006
Good news from Little Rock. Gov. Mike Huckabee signed legislation raising the state minimum wage to $6.25 per hour effective October 1st. A progressive grassroots coalition, Give...

 

Minimum wage bills moving in the South   |   April 4, 2006
An Arkansas state Senate committee approved a minimum-wage increase and passed it over to the House: LITTLE ROCK - Saying they would rather see the state's minimum wage...

 

New Fed Reserve Chair: Higher minimum wage OK   |   February 20, 2006
Building on the successful 2004 ballot initiative in Florida, advocates for workers are pushing to pass minimum wages increases across the country, including here in North...

 

Virginia rejects minimum wage hike   |   February 9, 2006
From the Washington Post, the Virginia legislature rejected a proposed state minimum wage increase to $6.15 per hour, leaving the current federal minimum wage standard of $5.15 in...

 

Wal-Mart steps up PR offensive, supports minimum wage hike   |   October 26, 2005
Just a day after unveiling a new "low cost" health insurance plan for its employees (which includes, critics note, a $1,000 deductible), Arkansas-based Wal-Mart came out with...