#Living Wage

Phoenix, AZazpbs.org

Minimum wage earners can’t afford a two-bedroom rental anywhere, report says

PHOENIX – Full-time minimum wage workers can’t afford a two-bedroom apartment in any state, according to a recent report from affordable housing advocates, and with housing costs skyrocketing in Arizona, many workers are struggling. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual Out of Reach report, those workers in...
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Same Minimum Wage, 12 Years Later

There is a major debate in the US regarding the federal minimum wage. Some say we should keep it the same as it is not meant to be a living wage. Others say everyone deserves to afford to live without being impoverished. Find out here how the value of a dollar has changed since 2009.
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Sacramento, CASacramento Magazine

Help Wanted

When COVID-19 jolted the world in early 2020, it became immediately apparent that the restaurant industry would be among the hardest hit sectors of the economy. But a few months ago, as vaccines became available, restrictions eased and restaurants began to reopen for indoor dining, it seemed that life might actually return to some semblance of normal.
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Union protesters demand Amherst paraeducators be paid a living wage

AMHERST – The message during a teachers union rally Saturday to the regional school board was that paraeducators deserve a “living wage” — and that is a human right. About 100 gathered for the 90-minute demonstration near Town Hall. Amherst-Pelham regional school district teachers, paraeducators, staff and parents attended, along...

New Study Finds The Largest Coffee Brands Aren’t Paying Producers A Living Wage

Many coffee companies—in particular certain very large, multi-national brands—are quick to champion their sustainability efforts through public, vocal, and expensive marketing campaigns. Most will contain boilerplate appeals to emotion, invoking names and images of producers said to be the benefactors of the brand’s initiatives. We’ve been critical of some of these efforts in the past. While any aid to struggling producers is great, it nonetheless needs to be viewed within the context of what the companies pay for their coffee when no one is looking; if they’re not paying a fair, sustainable price for the hundreds of millions of pounds of coffee they buy each year, throwing a highly-public few M’s at the problem is hardly the philanthropic endeavor it might seem at first glance.

Coalfield Community Transport becomes living wage employer

Coalfield Community Transport is now an accredited Living Wage employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the local company receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50. “This rate is higher than the statutory minimum for over 23s of £8.91 per hour introduced in April 2021. The real...
California Stateworldnewsera.com

California educators pay a wage penalty for working with younger children, report shows

Children ride tricycles at a childcare center run by Pajaro Valley Unified School District in 2015. Even before the pandemic pushed the early childhood sector into crisis, California educators were paying a wage penalty for working with younger children, according to a new report from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) at the University of California at Berkeley.

Minimum wage hike in 3 states boosts income for battered workers

Low-paid workers in the U.S. have particularly felt the economic sting from the coronavirus pandemic since they tend to work in “front-line” jobs, such as in restaurants and stores. But some employees are getting a financial lift as three states and 18 cities and counties around the country move to raise their minimum wages.
EconomyOrange Leader

12 years without a minimum wage raise

We’ve hit a terrible milestone for the federal minimum wage – 12 years without a raise. The last increase was to $7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009. That’s so long ago, the top movies that year were Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Up, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and Avatar.

Kā’anapali Ocean Resort Foundation Supports UHMC Workforce Development

The Kā’anapali Ocean Resort Foundation made a third donation to the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College workforce development initiative known as Ka Holu, in the amount of $25,000. The gift will support training, certification testing fees for Career and Technical Education graduates, even expenses when graduates need to travel for certification tests only given off-island.
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Companies Finding Creative Ways To Lure Employees As People Seek A Living Wage

If you keep your eyes open you are likely to see help wanted signs all over town. Many companies are struggling to find workers. To sweeten the pot, some companies are finding creative ways to lure workers. The restaurant industry has been one of the industries hardest hit for a worker shortage. The Wall Street Journal reports that McDonald’s is adding emergency child care, boosting hourly pay, giving workers paid time off and help cover tuition costs. The publication explains that what the fast-food chain does is important because it’s one of the largest private employers in the country. This means that other restaurants follow what the corporation does closely.

PensionBee joins the Workforce Disclosure Initiative Investor Coalition

Leading online pension provider, PensionBee, has today announced it has become both an investor signatory and disclosing survey participant of the Workforce Disclosure Initiative. The Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI) aims to improve corporate transparency and accountability on workforce issues, provide companies and investors with comprehensive and comparable data and help...

New fair work accreditation scheme on hours and pay to be set up

A new accreditation scheme to encourage employers to provide secure contracts, flexible hours and payment of the real Living Wage is to be launched. The Scottish Living Hours Accreditation Scheme says as well as paying the real Living Wage, the number and frequency of work hours are critical to tackling in-work poverty.
Anaheim, CAcastleinsider.com

Cast Member Lawsuit Against Disneyland Granted Class-Action Status

The lawsuit was filed in 2019 on behalf of five Cast Members alleging the Walt Disney Company violated Measure L. Measure L was approved by voters in 2018 and requires Anaheim resort businesses that receive tax subsidies and their subcontractors to pay employees a living wage. This living wage started at $15 hour and is going up by $1 each year until it reaches $18 in 2022. After that, raises will...
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Even a raised minimum wage in Austin wouldn't cut it, study says

Austin is one of the 25 least affordable U.S. cities for minimum wage workers—even if the minimum wage was bumped up to $15/hour, according to a study by movebuddha.com. Living in Austin costs more than the $2,400/month income of full-time $15/hour employees and that's without adding to a savings account. Alongside Plano, the 13th least affordable city studied, Austin is also one of the only cities on the most expensive end to not have a local minimum wage higher than $7.25/hour.

Moving Day for Speak Out!

This week, WKNY's long-running call in talk show eminates from our new studios for the first time!. In the first hour: The Politricks of Ambition March Gallagher and the RRA; Public Safety, Avert, Community Policing, Update on Public Safety and Dietz Stadium, Interplay of the City Budget and Budget Surpluses with Municipal Tax Assessments, City Infrastructure, Rondout Sewage Discharge and Public Right to Know, is the City in compliance with notice required pursuant to NYS law?
Pasadena, CApasadenanow.com

Ten Thousand Villages Celebrates 15 Years with Party and Giveaways

Ten Thousand Villages in Pasadena, a fair-trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year with an outdoor party and giveaways featuring local businesses on Saturday, July 24. Between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, customers can...