Tag Archive: economy

Frequently Asked Questions about the “Fight for $15”

1. Does higher pay mean fewer jobs? No. According to numerous studies, raising the minimum wage shows little negative impact on the number of jobs[1]. This may surprise you if you’re used to trickle-down economics, but the data shows that when wages are raised in a broad manner the workers use that increase in wages…

At Doc Maynard’s Low-Wage Workers Tell Their Stories

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“I never used to understand my father,” Fermin said into the microphone. “He was always angry, cold, you know? It wasn’t until I grew up that I realized why. He was always working and it was killing him.” He looked around the full room at Doc Maynard’s Bar and gripped the microphone. “He worked jobs…

Raise. The. Wage.

Corporate profits are booming —so why are so many jobs paying poverty wages? And get this, some politicians have actually proposed to CUT minimum wage. Seriously. Sign here to tell politicians we need to raise the wage. Jobs should create opportunity, not poverty. When our jobs don’t pay enough to support basic spending levels, it…