The midterm elections may have been a mixture of jubilation and disappointment for progressives, but Wisconsin was certainly a story worth celebrating, as voters ousted Republican Governor Scott Walker, who was notorious for his attacks on labor unions. Walker’s attempt at a third term was thwarted by Democratic challenger Tony
Clinton Democrats like Neera Tanden may want to lead the call for $15 minimum wage, but if they can’t reckon with their past opposition, they’re flawed messengers.
A new report calculates the Wall Street bonus pool doubles the combined annual earnings of all full-time minimum wage workers in America.
Today is Black Friday and retail giant Walmart is again dealing with a series of protests and worker strikes over the company’s unwillingness to provide its workers a living wage and benefits. This year the protests are paralleled by a week long drive to get Walmart workers food for the
Late last year, in response to a series of strikes by workers and protests by activists, Walmart agreed to raise wages so that many of the company’s workers received at least a meager $9 an hour in 2015. Unfortunately, Walmart’s entire business model is based on severely exploiting workers in the US, so the order has now come down from Walmart executives to cut workers’ hours to lower company costs.