Closing The Wage Gap

Read more about efforts to reverse income inequality.

  • July 17, 2019

    A $15 minimum wage is exactly what our economy needs

    07/16/19 08:00 AM EDT This week, Democrats in the House have the chance to end poverty wages and increase paychecks for 27 million American workers. There’s no excuse not to get this done. Democratic candidates around the ...more
  • July 15, 2019

    Tipping point: State bills would equalize minimum wages for wait staffers, other workers

    Jul 14, 2019 at 5:00 AM Two bills filed in the state Legislature could raise the wages of thousands of waitstaff at restaurants across Massachusetts. The “one fair wage” bills S.1082 and H.1617, sponsored by state Sen. ...more
  • July 15, 2019

    Our View: Working poor need more support

    Jul 13, 2019 at 4:29 PM The United States has for a long time maintained an uneasy relationship with its working poor. Too few legislative solutions look to move them to the next rung while too many amount to a tut-tut over the rung ...more
  • July 15, 2019

    Minimum wage in Vietnam set to increase by 5.5 percent next year

    02:49 PM July 14, 2019 Starting next year, minimum wage in the private sector in Vietnam will increase by 5.5 percent after three-party negotiations between representatives of the State, employers and employees ended last Friday. A...more
  • July 15, 2019

    A Higher US Minimum Wage Is Inevitable – So Businesses Better Be Prepared

    Sun 14 Jul 2019 06.00 EDT A minimum wage increase will put pressure on everyone’s compensation, so businesses may have to cave and pay up Over the past few years many localities and cities, from New York City to ...more
  • July 10, 2017

    Low-wage Workers Hold Town Hall Meeting to Push for Fair Wages

    Low-wage workers gathered in a town hall meeting in Bayview on June 29th to denounce the growing income inequality in the Bay Area and declare that if their wages did not increase they would be forced to leave their jobs. “The ...more
  • June 6, 2017

    Raising Wages

    Help Win Wage Increases for 25,000 Low-wage Workers Support the Amendments to the Minimum Compensation Ordinance Read more: http://www.livingwage-sf.org/raising-wages/more
  • March 6, 2017

    Campaign to Guarantee Protections for the Right to Organize a Union

    The Mexican government has failed to protect workers as maquiladoras fired hundreds of workers this past year because they exercised their right to organize a union. Read more: http://www.livingwage-sf.org/fair-trade/maquiladora-worke...more
  • September 11, 2016

    Factory Workers in Ciudad Juarez Protest Working Conditions

    Along with an upturn in production, Ciudad Juarez is experiencing a boom of workers demanding their rights. Workers at maquiladoras, “golden factories,” that assemble or manufacture products for export, have been staging various ...more
  • August 19, 2016

    Maquiladora Workers in Juarez Form a Union

    More than 150 members of the first independent union in Juarez in 30 years held a workers assembly on February 7 to develop their proposed demands to Commscope, formerly known as ADC, a manufacturer of fiberoptic equipment for major ...more

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