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St. Mary's Living Wages Campaign

In June 2000, the Berkeley City Council enacted a living wage ordinance to ensure that businesses that have contracts with the city “pay their employees a wage that can support a family at, or above, the poverty level.” Currently, that living wage is $13.34 per hour in addition to a medical benefit equivalent to at least $2.22 per hour. If a city contractor is not providing health benefits to its employees, then it must pay an hourly wage of at least $15.56.

But what do city officials do when they discover a company is violating the ordinance by paying employees below the living wage? In Berkeley, it turns out, not a whole lot.

The Failure of Berkeley’s Living Wage Law (via eastbayexpress)

An interesting criticism

sustainableprosperity:

Seattle Organizers Taking $15 Minimum Wage Battle to the Ballot

Published on Apr 29, 2014

Glen Ford talks about the recent “Fight For 15” conference in Seattle and says most voters there want a $15 minimum wage hike

Interesting video I can say

crazinesslikeheaven:

c.r.e.a.m.

This is very true…especially for the poor and disempowered.

crazinesslikeheaven:

c.r.e.a.m.

This is very true…especially for the poor and disempowered.

Enthusiastic strike for the London Living Wage

revolutionarysocialism:

Enthusiastic strike for the London Living Wage

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Workers at The Ritzy cinema in Brixton are on strike today for the London Living Wage. Pickets began at 9am and will continue into the evening. Workers in BECTU, the media and entertainment trade union, gathered with DIY placards and leaflets using film quotes and art house cinema imagery. Ritzy workers are the only cinema with union recognition in the Picturehouse group and are spearheading a…

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A strike at St. Mary’s in the future? Who knows…

thetithingman:

Raise the Minimum wage!

Dr. King is right.

thetithingman:

Raise the Minimum wage!

Dr. King is right.

daisiesforprudence:

"Minimum-wage employees must work on average 2.6 full-time jobs to afford a decent two-bedroom apartment in the USA without paying more than 30% of their income, a new report says" http://usat.ly/1m2S22N

This is important to remember. Look at MD! 138 hours to afford rent!

daisiesforprudence:

"Minimum-wage employees must work on average 2.6 full-time jobs to afford a decent two-bedroom apartment in the USA without paying more than 30% of their income, a new report says" http://usat.ly/1m2S22N

This is important to remember. Look at MD! 138 hours to afford rent!