Posts Tagged ‘wages’

Restaurant Workers Protest Poor Working Conditions And Low Wages

By Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News. May 13, 2021 Above photo: McDonald’s employees protest outside their workplace on April 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images. At McDonald’s, Chipotle, and more amid coronavirus pandemic. “It’s a constant fight to create the conditions that we want.” Food service workers are putting renewed pressure […]

Workers’ Wages Rebound From Pandemics But Not For Blacks

Unemployment Rate Declined in March as Work Returns. While wages for many Americans have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, earnings for Black workers declined in the first quarter of 2021, growing the wage gap to its highest level since before the pandemic, according to a new analysis. In a report of earnings data by the Ludwig […]

The Enormous Impact Of Eroded Collective Bargaining On Wages

Above photo: Danny Johnston/AP. A major factor depressing wage growth for middle earners and driving the growth of wage inequality over the last four decades has been the erosion of collective bargaining. Indeed, the only factor more responsible for weak wage growth for the typical worker is the excessive unemployment perpetrated by central bank policymakers’ high […]

Increase in NREGA wages once again extremely paltry

The increase in the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) wage rates for 2021-22 is extremely paltry (see the table). There is no increase in Kerala’s NREGA wage rate. Rajasthan’s wage rate has increased by just Re 1. In fact, for 24 states, the increase in the NREGA wage rate is less than 5 per […]

Zuckerberg’s FWD.us to Amnesty Advocates: Don’t Talk About Jobs and Wages

Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us advocacy group is warning Democrat and GOP legislators to ignore jobs and wages when talking to voters about amnesty bills, and to instead tell stories about “family separation.” In a FWD.us-funded polling memo by three Democrat polling companies, the legislators were advised that: It is better to focus on all of the aforementioned sympathetic […]

It’s Time To Make Large Corporations Pay Living Wages

Above photo: Unionized Amazon workers in the U.K. and across Europe protest pay and working conditions. GMBUnion@Amazon. Landing a job in the ’80s with a large corporation was, even for blue-collar workers, a ticket to good wages, generous benefits and a secure retirement. Women and workers of color did not share fully in this bounty, […]

In Mexico, where real wages since NAFTA was enacted 25 years ago are 40% lower than manufacturing wages in China.

January 29, 2021 This week, the city of Matamoros, Mexico is again seeing wildcat strikes as expected annual wage increases have been traded away by corrupt unions. Though the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) includes improved labor rights terms and Mexico enacted significant labor law reforms in 2019 – both of which could help workers […]

Biden Admin Wages War on Free Speech: ‘Social Media Must CENSOR CENSOR CENSOR’

It’s official – the Biden administration has declared war on the First Amendment and is now asking Big Tech to more radically censor “hate speech” by Conservatives. During a press briefing this week, an anti-Trump reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki if Trump’s absence from social media makes COVID relief negotiations easier. “This […]

Days After Election, Trump Freezes Wages Of Farm Laborers

Above photo: Farm laborers from Fresh Harvest working with an H-2A visa harvest romaine lettuce on a machine with heavy plastic dividers that separate workers from each other on April 27, 2020 in Greenfield, California. Brent Stirton/Getty Images. “Many workers will suffer.” “The Trump administration is trying to get a lot of stuff like this […]

Netanyahu wages a holy war against protests. It’s already claimed the first casualty

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Amazon Bows To The Unions: New Shifts And Higher Wages

Amazon Bows To The Unions: New Shifts And Higher Wages Above Photo: From Global.ilmanifesto.it Report. Amazon and the trade unions representing its employees in Italy reached a “historic” agreement, signed at the Castel San Giovanni, which was the hub of last year’s Black Friday strike. Seventy percent of workers approved in a referendum. For the first […]

Data Shows Trump Tax Cuts Did Not Raise Wages, Instead Went to Corporate Executives

Once again, President Trump touted the supposed benefits of the new tax law at an April 12 ceremony in the Rose Garden. “Our massive tax cuts are growing paychecks all over our country [and] creating jobs and expanding the American dream just like we said would happen,” he said, in a surprisingly disciplined statement. This declaration — […]

Twitter CEO Wages ‘Bloodless Civil War’ Against Trump Supporters

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he supports a bloodless civil war against Trump and his supporters, and has vowed to rid them from his platform and from society-at-large. Last week, the San Fransisco-based Twitter boss promoted an article in which a far-left activist outlined a plan to banish Trump-supporting Americans into the annals of history. […]

The Problem with a State-Cartel Economy: Prices Rise, Wages Don’t

By Charles Hugh Smith The vise will tighten until something breaks. It could be the currency, it could be the political status quo, it could be the credit/debt system–or all three. The problem with an economy dominated by state-enforced cartels and quasi-monopolies is that prices rise (since cartels can push higher costs onto […]

Disney Unions’ Ballot Drive Seeks To Raise Wages Up To $18 An Hour For Hospitality Companies That Take Anaheim Subsidies

Disney Unions’ Ballot Drive Seeks To Raise Wages Up To $18 An Hour For Hospitality Companies That Take Anaheim Subsidies Above Photo: Hundreds of Disneyland workers came to a town hall sponsored by a coalition of Disney Resort labor unions at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo by Kevin […]

Sessions Wages War on Natural Weed, As He Grants Maker of Fentanyl a Monopoly on Synthetic THC

Renegade Editor’s Note: Regardless of what you think about cannabis and its legalization, this move should be infuriating to any sane person. By Matt Agorist Instead of going after criminals in the government or making an attempt to thwart corruption, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made his mission clear this week—he intends to crucify those who dare […]

The Real Reason Wages Have Stagnated: Our Economy Is Optimized For Financialization

Labor’s share of the national income is in freefall as a direct result of the optimization of financialization. The Achilles Heel of our socio-economic system is the secular stagnation of earned income, i.e. wages and salaries. Stagnating wages undermine every aspect of our economy: consumption, credit, taxation and perhaps most importantly, the unspoken […]

Ending DACA Lowers Wages And Tax Revenue, And Degrades Labor Standards

Above Photo: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/MCT Tuesday morning Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will “wind down,” and in six months, end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a Department of Homeland Security initiative put in place in 2012 that temporarily deferred the deportation of approximately 800,000 young immigrants who were brought to the United […]

Why We’re Doomed: Stagnant Wages

The point is the present system cannot endure. Despite all the happy talk about “recovery” and higher growth, wages have gone nowhere since 2000–and for the bottom 20% of workers, they’ve gone nowhere since the 1970s. Gross domestic product (GDP) has risen smartly since 2000, but the share of GDP going […]

Why We’re Doomed: Stagnant Wages

Why We’re Doomed: Stagnant Wages By Charles Hugh Smithwashingtonsblog.com Despite all the happy talk about “recovery” and higher growth, wages have gone nowhere since 2000–and for the bottom 20% of workers, they’ve gone nowhere since the 1970s. Gross domestic product (GDP) has risen smartly since 2000, but the share of GDP going to wages and […]

US Wages Cyberwar Abroad Under Cover of “Activism”

August 22, 2017 By Joseph Thomas The threat of cyberterrorism has competed for center stage in American politics with fears of “Russian hackers” disrupting everything from elections to electrical grids. And yet as US policymakers wield threats of cyberterrorism to promote a long and growing list of countermeasures and pretexts for expanding […]

Since 1978 CEO Pay Soared 937%, Worker Wages Remained Flat

A young man holds a sign as hundreds of workers, organizers, and supporters gather outside of the McDonald’s Corporation Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Oak Brook, Ill., protesting for a $15 an hour wage and the right to unionize. (AP/M. Spencer Green) Wages for most American workers have remained basically stagnant for decades, but a new report published […]

Are Robots Keeping Wages Low?

Above Photo: In this Aug. 21, 2015 photo, a man works amid orange robot arms at Rapoo Technology factory in southern Chinese industrial boomtown of Shenzhen. AP Photo/Vincent Yu It used to be the case that when employers had trouble hiring, wages would increase in places with low jobless rates. Then came the rise of […]

Radioactive seafood: California bans commercial crab fishing due to excessive radiation from Fukushima

     Officially, California’s crab season was closed due to a record bloom of an algae called Pseudo-Nitzchia, also known as red tide. The record red tide began in April, stretched as far north as Washington, and dissipated around October. Some patches were as much as 40 miles wide. Red tide is dangerous because it produces […]

Check out this one-minute hemp avocado smoothie recipe video from the Health Ranger

About the author:Mike Adams (aka the “Health Ranger“) is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. […]

Israel mulls building offshore transport hub to ease Gaza blockade

The island, envisioned to be eight square kilometers, will be linked to Gaza by a five-kilometer bridge, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Yisrael Katz said on Monday. Israel to build underground wall beneath Gaza border to thwart Hamas tunnels – report The project would include the construction of a seaport […]

Scientists recreate night sky to date 2,500 yr-old Greek poem

     If you wonder what the night sky over Ancient Greece looked like, scientists from a Texas university may satisfy your curiosity as they have recreated it using the most advanced planetarium software, to work out the exact date of an ancient lyric poem. The experiment described in the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage […]

US Ambassador to Hungary: Do as we say or else!

     If anyone wants a short course on what’s wrong with US diplomacy look no further than US Ambassador to Hungary Coleen Bell’s speech Friday to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian Parliament. In typical diplo-speak there was plenty of flowery language about shared values, fish swimming together in the same water (?), sappy […]

US Ambassador to Hungary: Do as we say or else!

     If anyone wants a short course on what’s wrong with US diplomacy look no further than US Ambassador to Hungary Coleen Bell’s speech Friday to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian Parliament. In typical diplo-speak there was plenty of flowery language about shared values, fish swimming together in the same water (?), sappy […]

US Ambassador to Hungary: Do as we say or else!

     If anyone wants a short course on what’s wrong with US diplomacy look no further than US Ambassador to Hungary Coleen Bell’s speech Friday to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian Parliament. In typical diplo-speak there was plenty of flowery language about shared values, fish swimming together in the same water (?), sappy […]

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