Monday, April 20, 2015

That is SO last week

Worker wages were the subject of protests last week.  April 14th was “Equal Pay Day,” which marks how many days into the New Year women must work, on average, to earn what their male counterparts earned in the previous year. Protesters in Rochester, New York and Portland, Maine urged lawmakers to address the gender-based wage gap.
On April 15, fast food and other low-paid workers protested around the country seeking wage increases.  The “Fight for $15” protests seek to raise the minimum wage for many low-wage jobs.  As the protests have gained momentum, at least one presidential candidate has voiced support and several municipalities have enacted new ordinances that raise the minimum wage.
In other developments:
Wage & Hour
Posted by Kate Bischoff