Last Tuesday was the State of the Union address, in which the President laid out a bunch of plans and Republicans denounced them. Rightbloggers got into this with the aplomb you'd expect.
But when rising GOP star Marco Rubio had a comical moment in his official Republican response, and people had ... More >>
Because, in 2013, $7.25 is seriously not cutting it.
One of the most attentive features of President Obama's State of the Union address the other night was his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $9. The move comes as a reaction to inflation, the higher costs of seemingly everything and t ... More >>
Low-wage workers and advocates took New York City by storm at the close of last year with mass demonstrations across the city for better wages and work-place conditions.
Thus, one might assume that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for a $1.50 minimum wage increase during his annual State of the State add ... More >>
No shocker here, but a New York Post op-ed contributor is peddling the same misleading bullshit about minimum wage increases that opponents always peddle.
Enter Nicole Gelinas.
Raising minimum wage -- as per the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act -- is "left-wing social engineering." (Classic Post p ... More >>
If you've been following recent developments in the capital, you've probably heard that Dems in Albany have been pushing for a $1.25 minimum wage increase -- from $7.25 to $8.50. And most New Yorkers would be OK with this boost.
This change would impact more than 600,000 New Yorkers who are someho ... More >>
Fast food workers and retail employees everywhere -- rejoice! Democrats in Albany, led by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, will today propose a raise in the New York state minimum wage, from $7.25 an hour to $8.50. The proposal will also include a provision mandating automatic increases in the futur ... More >>
In his weekly radio show, Mayor Mike Bloomberg took the opportunity to remind everyone that he's not the biggest fan of a living wage bill. It's been one of the hot-button political issues this month that put City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in a bit of a pickle. Basically, Quinn, a mayoral hope ... More >>
When Speaker Christine Quinn presented her compromised version of the Living Wage Bill last week, we immediately wondered how it would affect retail-clothing workers, #47 on the Voice's list of the 100 Most Powerless New Yorkers.
We got in touch with Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Whol ... More >>
Marcin Wichary/flickr The federal minimum wage increases to $7.25 today. And that's good news, unless you happen to be a bartender or waiter. According to a report released by the National Employment Law Project, the wage for tipped employees will remain a measly $2.13 per hour. That rate, the ... More >>
The raise in the national minimum wage to $7.25 that goes into effect tomorrow gives some relief to America's most hard-pressed workers. But as you might imagine there are loopholes. For employees who make much of their money on gratuities -- including waiters, waitresses, and bartenders -- the mini ... More >>
The Cheyenne Diner began its move to Alabama on Sunday as its iconic sign was removed and lifted onto a flatbed truck.
[NY Daily News]Jack in the Box is experimenting with outsourcing its order-taking to a call center elsewhere because apparently it's just too expensive to have teenagers making mini ... More >>