4:15 pm, July 30th | by Grace Rasmus
Currently, a minimum wage McDonalds employee makes $7.25 per hour. The CEO makes $8.75 million a year. Research assistant Arnobio Morelix found that if the former were raised to $15 and the latter to $17.5 million, the dollar menu would only have to become the $1.17 menu and the Big Mac’s price would increase from $3.99 to $4.67.
3:09 pm, July 18th | by Colette McIntyre
Service workers at Washington D.C.’s Union Station staged a walk out Thursday morning, demanding that the federal government start paying livable wages through its private-sector contractors.
1:45 pm, July 16th | by Colette McIntyre
Forget all about “welfare” and “livable wages” and your pesky complaints about how low-wage workers aren’t making enough to support themselves or their families — McDonalds has found the answer! It is totally possible to work at McDonalds and sustain yourself! All you have to do is turn off your heat and not spend any money on food, water, clothing, gas, child care, or student loans! IT’S SO SIMPLE! Why didn’t we think of that?!
1:45 pm, February 14th | by Colette McIntyre
One of the more interesting proposals that President Obama laid out in his State of the Union address was an argument to increase the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour and index it to inflation. In a speech that garnered a loud ovation in the House chamber, Obama declared a higher minimum wage vital to “a rising, thriving middle class.” You might not expect it, but the question of what minimum wage ought to be is actually a specifically feminist issue.
12:30 pm, August 18th | by Amy Tennery
A new House initiative introduced this summer aims to raise the minimum wage to $9.80 per hour, up from $7.25. This seems eminently reasonable, particularly when you do the math on what kind of yearly pay this would yield for your typical, 40-hour-a-week worker ($20,384).