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Labor and the Living Wage
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Thanks to a strong statewide labor movement, minimum wage in what state will be $15/hour by 2023?
In the 1930s, unions fought for protections for unemployed people which led to...
a series of programs and projects known as the New Deal. Among these programs and projects was the creation of social security, the Works Progress Administration which provided jobs to unemployed people, and unemployment insurance.
When was the Fair Labor Standards Act passed and what is it?
the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed in 1938 and established a minimum wage of $0.25 at the time. It also established laws for overtime pay and child labor.
True or False: States with higher minimum wage laws have higher union density.
What is the Fight for $15 and when did it start?
The Fight for $15 is a campaign broadly focused on raising minimum wage to $15 an hour and improving labor protections for vulnerable workers. It started when fast food workers in New York City walked out on the job in 2012 to protest for "$15 and a union."
True or False: Income inequality is the highest it has been since the Great Depression
The CEO of Amazon has a net worth of $145.1 billion. How much do Amazon workers get paid?
*Amazon has announced it will increase its minimum wage to $15/hr for all full-time workers but do away with its bonuses system.
What is the "One Job Should Be Enough" slogan about?
The "One Job Should Be Enough" campaign was started by Marriott workers who are part of UNITE HERE. 8,300 Marriott workers went on strike to raise wages and protections with the ideology that one job should be enough to support a family. The slogan has been used by other union workers in their labor struggles, including Tufts University dining workers who went on strike in 2019.
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