2 results for tag: poverty


BERNIE SANDERS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE

Bernie Sanders is at the forefront of the fight to make the minimum wage a living wage. Over the past 40 years, the cost of living has increased significantly while workers’ wages have stayed relatively flat, despite increased productivity. Meanwhile, the pay of CEOs is up nearly 1000 percent since 1978 — a figure that is double the stock market growth over the same period. In other words, almost all of the new wealth created in the last 25 years or so has gone straight to the top one percent, leaving most workers behind. Current State of the Minimum Wage: People who work at least 40 hours a week working at the federal minimum wage should not ...

Football clubs must pay staff the living wage

Feb 11, 2020 While Premier League footballers are paid eye-watering salaries, many of those working in catering, cleaning and stewarding do not earn enough to stay afloat, writes Catherine West MP, the shadow minister for sport. Football is the lifeblood of so many of our communities. Every weekend hundreds of thousands of families and friends go about their pre-match rituals, watch their teams play, and enjoy their post-match pints. Almost three-quarters of the UK population watched a Premier League game last season, with conversations about the latest star signing and their vast pay packet commonplace. A wage of over £100,000 a week for a ...