Tag Archive: minimum wage

“There needs to be people at the bottom.” and other things said about minimum wage jobs

If I go right now to Facebook and post an article about raising the minimum wage that points out why it’s impossible to live on current minimum wage, I could fill this Bingo… Continue reading

Ithaca Mayor Myrick talks living wage, poverty on MSNBC and fast food workers strike globally

My local Mayor Svante Myrick was on MSNBC the other day talking  to Ronan Farrow about Ithaca’s Living Wage. The city minimum wage is now $12.62/hr. Couldn’t embed the video in this post… Continue reading

Today’s Reads:”Why does McDonald’s need four years to bring their workers out of poverty?”

This is actually a few days worth of reads. The screen on my laptop broke ,so it’s away being fixed (yay, warranty). So, I’ve had to share The Family Computer. Cross your fingers… Continue reading

ICYMI: The real welfare queens aren’t single mothers, poverty is making people…sick? (NO KIDDING!), gender equality is a myth & a bunch more.

Yuppies Watching Documentaries– The gist of it: these people watched A Place at the Table and were motivated to help so they founded Groceryships, an organization that gets groceries to people who need them. How… Continue reading

▶ Largest Fast Food Strike Ever in U.S. | Resistance Report segment

▶ Largest Fast Food Strike Ever in U.S. | Resistance Report segment | Acronym TV – YouTube As Salon first reported, the fast food effort went public last November, with a strike by… Continue reading

What Money Does To People

People with more money take candy from children. That’s it. I don’t ever want to be rich. I don’t wanna be a meany pants.   Really,though…this is fascinating. When people complain that members… Continue reading

The McBudget

This is a sample budget given to McDonald’s workers . McDonald’s is openly saying, “You are going to have to get a second job.” At least they are recognizing how impossible it is to… Continue reading