Category: Wages

Lift All for Equality

Posted by BCTGM - June 9, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Organizing, Wages equalpayact

When President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act on June 10, 1963, women made only 60 cents on the dollar for doing the same job as a man. The gap has narrowed in the intervening years, but pay is not yet equal and wages have been held down for women and men alike. […]

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Puzder’s Record Defined by Fighting Against Working People

Posted by BCTGM - January 12, 2017 - Trump Administration, Wages Puzder AntiLaborSec1

Yesterday, working people who have been employed by fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder shared their stories with Senate Democrats. They made it clear why Puzder is being called the #AntiLaborSecretary. Gathered by the AFL-CIO, here are some of the key tweets that captured the hearings. Meanwhile, read about Puzder’s Record Defined by Fighting Against Working People

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Sign now: Stop Trump’s nominee for labor secretary

Posted by BCTGM - December 21, 2016 - Trump Administration, Wages puzder-fb

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor—fast food CEO Andrew Puzder—would be a disaster for working Americans. He’s railed against a meaningful increase in the minimum wage, opposed expanding overtime pay and supported replacing working people with machines. Sign the AFL-CIO’s petition immediately to tell your members of Congress to oppose him.  There were many […]

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Put High-Quality Child Care and Pre-K Within Reach for Working Families

Posted by BCTGM - June 27, 2016 - Wages, Working Families

“In the United States, our child care system is failing and this has hidden costs for working families. The typical annual cost for child care for a family with two children (an infant and a four-year-old) is nearly $18,000. That averages to about 30% of the typical working family’s paycheck. This cost is so high […]

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Overtime Protections to Raise Wages for Millions of Workers

Posted by BCTGM - May 18, 2016 - Department of Labor, Wages

12.5 Million Americans: the number of people that the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) estimates will be effected by President Obama’s changes to the overtime rule. Under the direction of President Obama, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will update the threshold for salaried workers who automatically qualify for overtime when they work more than 40 […]

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