Features related to living wage

Kshama Sawant speak at a March 15, 2013, "March for $15" rally in Seattle. (Image: Flickr/ Shannon Kringen)
April 10, 2014 | Activism

Kshama Sawant is shaking up the city’s political establishment — and making all the right enemies in her campaign for a living wage. Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. (Photo: Dale Robbins)
April 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Did you know the federal minimum wage for millions of restaurant workers is $2.13 an hour? Advocate Saru Jayaraman says that’s not only unfair but unsafe. Continue reading

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio smiles during a rally in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 30, 2014 | Activism

City leaders can act to decrease inequality, even when state and federal politicians fail to. Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 | Blog

Indirectly, the federal government is the largest low-wage employer. Continue reading

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 2, 2014 | Activism

In 2014, why not assert a progressive politics that is more vital and determined than what has been known to this point? Continue reading

Demonstrators protesting for $15/hour wages and proper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 27, 2013 | Blog

While Washington was stuck in the grip of the politics of obstruction, grassroots activists around the country did their part, and they scored some major wins for economic justice, civil liberties and democracy. Continue reading

Enlisted military men carry the casket of John F. Kennedy up the center steps of the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 24, 1963. A sailor follows with presidential flag. An honor guard lines the steps.   (AP Photo)
December 23, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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December 20, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the United States, prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades. June 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
December 18, 2013 | Blog

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December 17, 2013 | Blog

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December 2, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Flickr: Sean Mulgrew
September 26, 2013 | Blog

A new study by Demos recommends capping executive pay as a requirement for government contracts to cut down on income inequality. Continue reading

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September 16, 2013

In this web exclusive video, Bill interviews the director of a new documentary film featuring former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich about how how the widening income gap is a threat to our democracy. Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 | Activism

See why U.S. fast food workers are walking off the job this week in what organizers say is the largest strike in the industry’s history. Continue reading

Credit: Dale Robbins
July 23, 2013 | Group Think

The real minimum wage was worth $10.56 in 1968 but had dropped to $ 7.25 by 2012. MORE

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