Post Tagged with: "minimum wage"

Wealthy Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse Claims He Will Go Broke, And Guess Who He’s Blaming

Emeril Lagasse via Facebook

If you guessed President Obama, then- BAM!-you were right on the money.

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LA Council Unanimously Backs Living Wage For Hotel Workers, Business Groups Threaten To Sue

LA Council Unanimously Backs Living Wage For Hotel Workers, Business Groups Threaten To Sue

Signs point to lawmakers adopting the pay rise in the face of continued threats of litigation and economic apocalypse.

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Here’s A Tip This Waitress Will Never Forget

Here’s A Tip This Waitress Will Never Forget

A waitress in North Carolina was having the worst day, before a customer transformed it into one she will never forget – for all the right reasons. As ABC11 reports: Chrisi Kemp says she was having a horrible day personally and professionally until one man walked in the door. The […]

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9 Months On, Koch Fears Realized After Town Raised Minimum Wage To $15

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After the Koch Brothers sank millions in ads claiming that raising the minimum wage in Seatac would destroy the economy, the town is growing faster than ever.

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Chipotle Workers Quit And Shut Store Down Due To “borderline sweatshop conditions” (IMAGE)

Screen shot of note on Chipotle door via Twitter

A group of managers and employees who worked for a Chipotle near Pennsylvania State University quit and shut the restaurant location down temporarily. They posted a note on the door to the restaurant that says: “Ask our corporate offices why their employees are forced to work in borderline sweatshop conditions. […]

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Restaurant Owner Refuses To Apologize For Tip Shaming A NFL Player (IMAGE)

Restaurant Owner Refuses To Apologize For Tip Shaming A NFL Player (IMAGE)

This awesome restaurant owner was appalled by the tip an NFL player left his server, so he took his grievance to Facebook and refuses to apologize.

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Ammosexuals Find Out That Guns Are A Bad Investment As Bubble Bursts

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The glut of AR-15 based weapons on the market has caused the price for one of these bad boys to plummet – the bubble has burst.

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Conservative Talker: Americans Who Make Minimum Wage Are Failures (AUDIO)

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During a guest host stint on the Rush Limbaugh Show on Friday, conservative Erick Erickson displayed utter contempt for Americans who earn minimum wage.

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Oops – Mitch McConnell Caught On Tape (AUDIO)

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Hint: He only prays for the health of the five corporate Supreme Court Justices.

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Republican Against Raising Minimum Wage Is Upset His Salary Hasn’t Increased

Republican Against Raising Minimum Wage Is Upset His Salary Hasn’t Increased

Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) is currently resisting a pay cut for Congress members that would decrease their already frozen salary. When State Sen. Brad Ashford – Terry’s Democratic opponent – proposed a 10% cut in salary on Monday, Terry said: “What he’s not telling you is that Congress hasn’t had a cost of living increase […]

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Hypocrite Charles Koch Just Called Us A Bunch Of Worthless, Lazy Slugs

Hypocrite Charles Koch Just Called Us A Bunch Of Worthless, Lazy Slugs

The trust fund billionaire, Charles Koch, thinks you should start sweeping streets, you lazy bum.

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Pro-Business? Research Shows GOP “Pro-Business” Policies Hurt Business, Kill Economic Growth

Pro-Business? Research Shows GOP “Pro-Business” Policies Hurt Business, Kill Economic Growth

We hear it all the time, republicans are “Pro-business.” They promise if they’re elected, they’ll pass “business friendly” legislation. They claim that their policies will lead to economic growth and job creation. It’s time for a reality check. An analysis of all 50 states clearly shows the negative correlation between […]

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Subway Franchise Avoids Paying Overtime By Inventing Fake People

Subway Franchise Avoids Paying Overtime By Inventing Fake People

Have you ever been ripped off by an employer? Share your story.

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Greedy Minnesota Restaurant Charges Customers A Minimum Wage Fee To Protest Wage Hike In State

Greedy Minnesota Restaurant Charges Customers A Minimum Wage Fee To Protest Wage Hike In State

A Minnesota restaurant is under fire by customers who dined at the establishment after they discovered they were being charged a minimum wage fee on their bills.

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Kentucky State University President Gives Up $90,000 Of His Salary So Minimum Wage Workers Get Raise

Kentucky State University President Gives Up $90,000 Of His Salary So Minimum Wage Workers Get Raise

The interim president of Kentucky State University has decided to take a massive pay cut so that each and every one of his lowest paid workers can get a $3 an hour raise. Raymond Burse had officially retired in 2012, but this year when KSU approached him to serve as […]

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Iowa Republican Senate Nominee: Iowans Deserve A Low Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

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A livable wage IS a family value and Republicans are opposing it at their own peril.

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A Customer Tries to Ruin This Waitress’ Day, Gets A Strong Dose of Reality

A Customer Tries to Ruin This Waitress’ Day, Gets A Strong Dose of Reality

For the past 22 years, waiting staff in the US have has their hourly wage before tips capped at $2.13  – meanwhile 59.8% inflation in the dollar since means that in reality, their wages have halved in value over that time. All moves to expand this wage to get closer […]

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Subway Forces Extremely Ill Employee To Keep Working, Fires Her When She Passes Out

Subway Forces Extremely Ill Employee To Keep Working, Fires Her When She Passes Out

Warning: Do not read this story if you are eating or plan to eat a Subway sandwich any time soon. A Freeport, Texas employee was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance after her manager forced her to keep working despite the fact that she was vomiting throughout the day. […]

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Fast Food CEO Makes 291 Times His Minimum Wage Workers…Blames Obamacare!

Fast Food CEO Makes 291 Times His Minimum Wage Workers…Blames Obamacare!

The award for most absurd right-wing argument against Obamacare this week goes to this guy. Multimillionaire fast-food CEO Andy Puzder on Monday cited President Barack Obama’s health care reform law as a reason not to raise the minimum wage, and asserted that increases would only hurt low-wage employees. According to […]

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GOP Doomsday Predictions Proved Wrong As States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Creation

Graphic via Good Jobs Now http://action.goodjobsnow.org/page/s/raise-the-minimum-wage

As it turns out, raising the minimum wage is the real job creator, not greedy corporate CEOs as Republicans would have us believe.

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