19 results for tag: living wage


Hawaii is Hiring website lists more than 17,000 job openings across the state

By Annalisa Burgos July 27, 2020 People receiving unemployment insurance will start to see smaller checks next week. Unless both the U.S. House and Senate work out details of a new stimulus package before the scheduled recess on August 7th, thousands of people in Hawaii collecting benefits will have to resort to their Plan B. If you don't like letting your guard down during the COVID-19 pandemic, a security job may be for you. ... "There's so many other opportunities out there, and maybe not the skill sets that they had previously in their job, but an opportunity to learn new skill sets and get trained for the skill sets and hopefully ...

UCSC teaching assistant strike: Revolt of the academic subalterns

Protests are escalating against the systematic exploitation of teaching assistants by academic institutions in the US. By Tamoghna Halder |Mar 25, 2020 On February 28, the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) fired 82 teaching assistants for demanding higher pay to afford the area's high cost of living. In December, after months of back and forth with the university administration, about 200 teaching assistants went on a "wildcat" strike - a strike not officially supported by their union - and announced that they would withhold the fall quarter grades of undergraduate students until a living cost adjustment of $1,412 was made to their ...

UC Berkeley students hold ‘wildcat’ strike for more pay, rehiring of fired workers

By Natalie Orenstein March 16, 2020 UC Berkeley will become familiar with term “digital picket” this week, as graduate students, who are already working from home because of the coronavirus, begin a work stoppage Monday. The student workers are going on a “wildcat” strike — meaning it hasn’t been authorized by UAW 2865, the UC graduate student union representing some 19,000 workers — to demand cost-of-living pay adjustments and the rehiring of dozens of their counterparts who have been fired from UC Santa Cruz. “In the Bay Area and across California, wages are stagnating compared to the cost of living,” said Helen, a ...

Facing Mass Layoffs, Restaurant Workers Living “Tip to Mouth” Demand Living Wage & Paid Leave

Source: freespeech.org | March 18, 2020 Mass shutdowns and layoffs due to the spread of COVID-19 are affecting millions of restaurant workers across the U.S., with bars and restaurants closing for the foreseeable future. Servers, bartenders, kitchen staff and more have been left in the lurch, many without paid sick leave, paid time off or benefits. One study estimated 4 million restaurant workers in the U.S. are at risk of losing their jobs in a matter of weeks. Read More...

Low Wages, Insurance Changes Cause Concern Among Employees

By Phoebe Doscher February 29, 2020 Forty-five percent of Gettysburg College support staff earn less than $15 an hour, a 2017 survey found. That same year, an analysis by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers found that the living wage for a family of four with two wage earners and two children in Adams County was $15.53 per hour. Employees have long viewed the College’s benefits package, which includes tuition benefits for dependents, as at least providing a reasonable trade-off, if not outweighting low wages entirely. But, with those benefits now under the microscope as the college looks to contain costs, concern about ...