Closing The Wage Gap

Read more about efforts to reverse income inequality.

  • November 19, 2019

    Gett shutting down Juno, announces Lyft partnership

    The three-year old ride-hail app Juno will shut down Monday evening, parent company Gett announced today, citing "misguided" city regulations and a strategic shift toward the corporate transportation sector. A spokeswoman said the Juno ...more
  • November 19, 2019

    Poverty is at crisis levels, but Boris Johnson doesn’t care

    By Polly Toynbee Nov 19, 2019 In the dying days of the 2010 general election, too late, far too late, one event electrified the campaign. Citizens UK, the living wage community organisers, held a leaders’ hustings under the high dome ...more
  • November 19, 2019

    Letters to the editor for Nov. 19, 2019

    By William Farley and Max Hulen The City of Ottumwa is considering investing in the development of a hotel property adjacent to the Bridgeview Center. The primary goal of the investment, as stated by Councilmember Mark Roe during his ...more
  • November 19, 2019

    Predatory lenders working to protect profits by freezing Arizona's minimum wage?

    By Laurie Roberts Nov. 18, 2019 Attention Arizona: You have before you a bold — really bold (think brazen) — opportunity. The chance to sign a petition that “unleashes the ingenuity of the American spirit to strive to grow and ...more
  • November 19, 2019

    BONUS TIME Lidl to give 19,000 staff pay rise next year as Living Wage jumps

    By Levi Winchester Nov., 19 2019 MORE than 19,000 Lidl workers are set for a pay rise – but not until March next year. The supermarket is hiking pay packets to match the new Real Living Wage, which is rising to £9.30 per hour ...more
  • November 19, 2019

    The case for increasing the minimum wage

    By Pierre Briancon Nov 19, 2019 Electoral campaigns are the moment when political parties remember that there are more poor than rich voters, and in most western democracies, this is the time when promises to raise the minimum wage ...more
  • November 18, 2019

    John Bel Edwards wins Louisiana governor's election

    BY SARAH EWALL-WICE, AARON NAVARRO - NOVEMBER 16, 2019 Incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards will remain the only Democratic governor in the deep south, after winning a tightly-contested governor's election against Republican businessman ...more
  • November 18, 2019

    Raising the minimum wage under consideration for Pennsylvania

    November 16, 2019 by wcednews HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Discussions toward raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage for the first time since 2009 are heating up. The move is also an effort to get Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to abandon an ...more
  • November 15, 2019

    P.E.I. increasing minimum wage to $12.85 per hour

    By Staff 11/14/2019 Prince Edward Island is increasing the province's minimum wage from $12.25 to $12.85 per hour starting July 2020, continuing the yearly trend that started in 2000. The new $0.60 per hour rate increase came a year ...more
  • November 15, 2019

    UK election 2019 could deliver the country’s first real living wage

    By: Donald Hirsch November 14, 2019 The din of political parties outbidding each other on promises to spend more on the NHS, education, transport infrastructure and housing has echoes of pre-austerity and even pre-Thatcher times. In a ...more

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