Tag Archive: low wages

Sep 15 2014

Uninsured Youth

In their quest to land a job, any job, many young adults will sacrifice what used to be called “fringe benefits” to gain a foot in the door. But many entry-level jobs either offer no healthcare benefits, or the employee’s cost share is prohibitive for someone barely making minimum wage. Add to the equation that …

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Nov 02 2013

You won’t love these McSubsidies:Taxpayers will shell out $1.2 billion this year to support workers

    Let us all now bow before the god of free enterprise, whose awesomeness was revealed in a recent news release announcing that the divine managers of fast-food deity McDonald’s achieved a profit of $1.5 billion in just three months this summer. Holy Big Mac! How does Mickey D’s do that? Peek behind the …

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Aug 03 2013

Mother Teresa of global retail: Washington, D. C. should tell Walmart goodbye and good riddance if it won’t agree to pay its workers at least $12.50 an hour.

Want to see pure altruism in action? Go to Washington, D.C. — not to the federal government’s marble buildings, but to the real city, where ordinary folks live. There you’ll find a business organization that wants nothing more than to serve the people, help improve lives, and be a generous neighbor. That selfless organization is …

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Jul 27 2013

McFinancial planning: When McDonald’s attempted to help its underpaid workers stick to a budget, the fast food giant exposed

At last, a fast food giant that gives a damn about the economic hardships low-wage workers face. Not only does McDonald’s care, but, by golly, the good executives who sit atop the Golden Arches are goosing-up the meager $8.25 an hour that their workers have been getting paid. As you can imagine, hair-netted hamburger-flippers everywhere …

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Apr 05 2013

A plateful of justice: The people who wash your dishes and the folks who cook and serve your food deserve better.

When my father immigrated to the United States from Mexico in the mid-1980s, his first job was washing dishes at a Furr’s Fresh Buffet restaurant in New Mexico. It paid the state mandated minimum wage of $2.90 per hour. My father sent a portion of his scant earnings back to his parents and younger siblings …

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