minimum wage

25.02.2021

A Minimum Wage? A Fake Debate

A Minimum Wage? A Fake Debate

By Richard D. Wolff Capitalism’s “conservative” defenders yet again oppose raising the minimum wage. They fought raising it in the past much as they tried to prevent the Fair Labor Standards Act (1938) that first mandated a U.S. minimum wage. The major argument opponents have used is this: setting or… »

05.09.2020

Qatar, two small steps forward in protecting the rights of migrant workers

Qatar, two small steps forward in protecting the rights of migrant workers

On August 30, the Qatari authorities published two measures, announced in October 2019, intended – if fully implemented – to improve the protection of the rights and living conditions of migrant workers, massively present in the Gulf emirate. The first measure removes the employer’s “no-objection certificate”, allowing migrant workers to… »

04.08.2020

Why the Idea of Jobless Benefits Scares the Conservative Mind

Why the Idea of Jobless Benefits Scares the Conservative Mind

The coronavirus pandemic has allowed us to conduct an experiment on how government assistance is good for people and the economy. By Sonali Kolhatkar When Congress passed the CARES Act earlier this year, lawmakers gave some low-wage Americans who lost their jobs an income they’ve been demanding for years: $600… »

14.11.2018

‘We Have Got to End Starvation Wages’: Bernie Sanders to Re-Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill in First Week of New Congress

‘We Have Got to End Starvation Wages’: Bernie Sanders to Re-Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill in First Week of New Congress

“Workers and their families cannot make it on $9 an hour or $10 an hour—or even less,” the Vermont senator said in a statemen by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams Highlighting the injustice of the fact that ordinary American workers earn less today than… »

07.12.2015

South Africa: minimum wage is needed

South Africa: minimum wage is needed

South Africa- The struggle for a minimum wage in South Africa is not a new thing, it has been going on for sometime and still it comes out now and then, where workers fight against  slavery wages and want decent pay. However, South Africa is experiencing a serious Gini coefficient… »

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