California set for historic minimum wage raise while DC rejects ‘living wage bill’
A Walmart bakery worker.(AFP Photo / Robyn Beck)
The California Senate approved raising the state’s minimum wage on Thursday to $10 an hour by 2016, one of the highest rates in the nation.
…There are five bills in Congress regarding raising the current federal minimum wage from $7.25.
Fast-food workers across the country have rallied and walked off the job in waves this summer calling attention to their own low wages and stunted hours, though their efforts have yet to cause any employers to budge.
‘You can’t survive on that’: Fast-food workers across US strike for better wages
Fast-food industry workers across the United States staged a one-day nationwide strike demanding better wages and the right to form a union.
WORK FORCE UPDATE: TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH!
Tenure of American Workers Steven F. Hipple and Emy Sok
Information on employee tenure—the length of time that workers have been with their current employer—may not grab headlines or get mentioned in social media as frequently as other measures of the labor market, such as employment growth, the unemployment rate, or earnings trends. Nevertheless, measures of employee tenure can be useful in understanding long-term trends in the labor market.
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Russia warns citizens against visiting countries that extradite to the US
With Russian citizens being arrested abroad and being subsequently extradited to the United States become more frequent, the Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a warning advising travelers to carefully choose their destinations.
The highest mountain in North America, Mount McKinleySOURCE: http://rt.com/politics/russia-us-extradition-warning-319/
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Brain amoeba found in tests of water supply where boy died in Louisiana
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