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Minimum Wage

From Five Thirty-Eight: According to the survey, in 2013 more than 25 million people earned less than $10.10 an hour, which amounts to an annual salary of roughly $21,000. That’s nearly eight times the number of Americans who work for the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or less. Low-wage workers tend to be older […]

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Apple Factories

If Apple – one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world – were genuinely interested in uncovering and eliminating abuses of working conditions in its overseas factories, it would have selected the WRC to inspect its factories, rather than the FLA. This New York Times article, in its “balanced” way, only begins […]

McCain: $50/hour no good for you

John McCain thinks I wouldn’t take $50/hour to pick lettuce. No one would, he says. He’s mad. That’s $100,000 a year! McCain responded by saying immigrants were taking jobs nobody else wanted. He offered anybody in the crowd $50 an hour to pick lettuce in Arizona. Shouts of protest rose from the crowd, with some […]