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  • In a theme park parking lot at night, a worker sleeps in her car.

    12/05/2019 6:35:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 5, 2019 | Chabeli Herrera
    You’re not supposed to see them like this, their polyester prince costumes unbuttoned and backpacks hanging from the shoulders of their colonial period dresses. Flip flops on, lunch boxes in hand, legions of workers stream into an employee parking lot at Walt Disney World, weary from another shift of making magic at the world’s busiest theme park. This is the place where the pixie dust loses its sparkle. It’s where the low-wage workers who power Orlando’s tourism machine leave the attractions, hotels and eateries and fade into a community that doesn’t have enough affordable housing, public transportation or opportunities in...
  • How to Destroy Two Million Jobs

    11/23/2019 5:47:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2019 | Liam Sigaud
    A $15 minimum wage has already destroyed hundreds of small businesses and many more jobs in cities like New York and San Francisco, and – as interest grows within state and local governments – it now threatens the livelihoods of millions of workers nationwide. New research by my colleagues and me at the American Consumer Institute examines four major labor market policies – minimum wage hikes, predictive scheduling, mandatory paid leave and joint-employer regulations – and finds these labor regulations will lead to four million fewer jobs. The study estimates that half of these job losses will result as more...
  • Workers Say Target's Move To Increase Minimum Wage Has Backfired

    10/21/2019 4:15:02 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 23 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 10/20/19 | By Skye Malmberg
    The dozens of former and current Target employees interviewed said that less hours have made it difficult or even impossible for them to pay their bills or get health insurance. “I got that dollar raise but I’m getting $200 less in my paycheck,” said Heather, a employee whose hours were cut from full-time to 20 hours per week. “I have no idea how I’m going to pay rent or buy food.” Target employees become eligible for health insurance if they average over 30 hours a week. However, a number of employees who were working more than that say they have...
  • Hasbro celebrates women with 'Ms. Monopoly' game -- and pays them more than men

    09/10/2019 10:47:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Frank J. Connor
    “Ms. Monopoly,” as the new game is called, aims to celebrate women trailblazers and “while Mr. Monopoly is a real-estate mogul, Ms. Monopoly (who is apparently Mr. Monopoly’s niece) is an advocate whose mission is to invest in female entrepreneurs,” according to Hasbro’s release statement. [cut] The toymaker also addresses real-world concerns over wage disparities between men and women, by disadvantaging male players in the game, saying “Ms. Monopoly is the first-ever game where women make more than men.”
  • Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Workers Most

    08/13/2019 7:27:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2019 | Spencer P. Morrison
    Official estimates suggest that over 1 million people will illegally migrate into America in 2019.  The Democrats welcome them with open arms -- they have even offered to give them "free" healthcare. In doing so they betray their most stalwart voters: black Americans.  How?  Illegal migrants compete directly with black Americans for jobs, causing unemployment and decreasing wages. Before discussing the economic impact of illegal immigration, how many aliens live in America? At the Hot Gates Pew Research suggests that some 11.1 million illegals reside within our borders.  Although this falls in line with figures from the Department of...
  • Five Completely Absurd Economic Ideas That Keep Winning Votes For Democrats

    08/12/2019 3:38:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Liberals fall short in many critical areas, but they ARE full of one thing (OK, one OTHER thing besides what I know you’re thinking) … ideas. ‘Big’ ideas. ‘Bold’ ideas. Ideas all over the place, most of which in some form or another were on grotesque display during the last two series of Democratic 2020 presidential candidate debates. Of course, it’s one thing to have an idea, but how many are actually realistic or even theoretically possible? Sadly, such is the fate of pretty much every ‘big, bold’ idea Democrats manage to projectile-vomit out of their mouths, especially when it comes...
  • Passing Laws, Passing Taxes and Passing the Buck

    08/08/2019 10:32:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2019 | Veronique de Rugy
    What do the French digital services tax, the employers' share of payroll taxes, and the corporate income tax all have in common? They are rarely shouldered by those entities and individuals targeted by legislators. In fact, one of the most important things to know about taxes is that the people who actually write the checks to the Internal Revenue Service (or to its French equivalent) are seldom the ones who actually shoulder its burden. In 2004, economist Stephen Entin wrote, "The economic burden of a tax frequently does not rest with the person or business who has the statutory liability...
  • Hey, New York! How's that $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Working for Ya?

    08/07/2019 9:41:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/07/2019 | Rick Moran
    The lede from this Wall Street Journal article says it all: "More than six months after the $15 minimum wage went into effect in New York City, business leaders and owners say the increased labor costs have forced them to cut staff, eliminate work shifts and raise prices."Duh.Sarah McNally, owner of McNally Jackson Books, says, "There’s absolutely no benefit to being a retail business in New York." The unions, the conniving politicians, the anti-capitalist activists who were the driving force behind the "Fight for 15" movement have done a great job. They have all benefited while the workers and businesses...
  • Trump the racist? No way!

    08/04/2019 6:33:28 AM PDT · by billyboy15 · 19 replies
    email (found her web site but not this specific article) | Adriana Cohen- Writer-Boston
    Trump as a “racist” Adriana Cohen is a Boston-based writer and critic of media bias. This is long but well written. _____________________ COHEN: If actions speak louder than words, President Trump is no racist. If he were truly one, he'd be oppressing minorities, not uplifting and empowering them with policies he's implemented that improve their lives. Take criminal justice reform. President Trump led the charge and passed the First Step Act — working with leaders of the black community and lawmakers including Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. Thanks to President Trump's leadership, his administration has succeeded in freeing thousands of inmates,...
  • Bernie Sanders campaign announces it will cut hours to pay staffers $15 minimum wage, prompting...

    07/21/2019 12:21:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 21 July 2019 | Gregg Re
    FULL TITLE: Bernie Sanders campaign announces it will cut hours to pay staffers $15 minimum wage, prompting mockery Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced this weekend he will cut staffers' hours so that they can effectively be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage, prompting mockery from critics who say the move is more evidence that Sanders' plan to raise the national minimum wage is hypocritical and would only lead to less work and more unemployment. The Washington Post first reported last Thursday that Sanders' field staffers were upset that Sanders championed a $15 minimum wage on the campaign trail, and made...
  • Sanders Campaign in Pay Squabble [semi-satire]

    07/20/2019 3:05:24 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 July 2019 | John Semmens
    Though he has long been an advocate for a nationwide $15/hour minimum wage, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) pays some of his campaign workers less than this amount. These workers have unionized and are threatening to strike if they don’t get a raise. Campaign manager Faiz Shakir tried to explain “we can’t afford to meet this wage standard under current conditions. We don’t have the resources needed to pay this much. What we are asking our supporters to do is make a temporary sacrifice for the cause.” These sacrifices include 12-hour workdays and 6-day workweeks at less than minimum...
  • Marx Bites Bernie: Sanders Campaign Engulfed In Messy Fight With Unionized Staff Over Pay

    07/19/2019 7:36:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/19/2019 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Bernie Sanders is one of the many faces that make up the progressive left within the Democratic Party. HeÂ’s an unapologetic democratic socialist. He has an economic agenda that would cost us trillions of dollars. And heÂ’s staunchly pro-labor union. That is until his campaign staff starts making demands for better pay, right? Yeah, it seems so. The Sanders campaign has unionized and is demanding $15/hour for staff nationwide and so far the left-wing candidateÂ’s leadership is silent on the matter. You just canÂ’t make this up. The far left guy unionizes the staff, makes minimum wage hikes part...
  • Employment Situation Summary

    07/05/2019 6:00:01 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 4 replies
    Bureau of Labor Statistics ^ | 7/5/19 | U.S. BLS
    Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 224,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.7 percent ...
  • A devastating analysis of the tax cut shows it’s done virtually no economic good (barf alert)

    06/01/2019 8:40:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/29/2019 | MICHAEL HILTZIK
    You may remember all the glowing predictions made for the December 2017 tax cuts by congressional Republicans and the Trump administration: Wages would soar for the rank-and-file, corporate investments would surge, and the cuts would pay for themselves. The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has just published a deep dive into the economic impact of the cuts in their first year, and emerges from the water with a different picture. The CRS finds that the cuts have had virtually no effect on wages, haven’t contributed to a surge in investment, and haven’t come close to paying for themselves. Nor have they...
  • Wage Raises: Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi Tout Rival Plans

    05/10/2019 8:16:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/09/2019 | Neil Munro
    Americans’ wages need to grow faster, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Jobs “are not producing the wages that people need to meet their needs,” Pelosi said at a Washington Post event. She continued: And people still feel scarred by what happened in 2008 when their home [mortages] were underwater, their pensions were at risk, they were living off their savings, their children’s education [was] in doubt. So there’s still that concern and 40 percent of the American people — you’ve seen the figures over and over again – cannot withstand a $500 unforeseen cost — whether it is a [broken]...
  • New York City Experienced Worst Decline in Restaurant Jobs since 9/11 After $15 Minimum Wage Win

    03/01/2019 8:15:58 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies
    https://fee.org ^ | February 28, 2019
    The Big Apple’s fast-food industry, The New York Times recently reported, has long served as a laboratory for progressive politicians and the nation’s labor machine.
  • Democrats introduce equal pay legislation 10 years after passing first fair pay act

    01/30/2019 11:02:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 30, 2019 | BY GRACE SEGERS
    House Democrats were joined by Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake of the fair pay act signed by President Obama in 2009, to introduce supplemental legislation they say gives women "new tools" to challenge the gender pay gap. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which is sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., addresses modern-day salary imbalances between men and women, which can be exacerbated when women are unaware of their male coworkers' salaries. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, said while introducing the bill that women could use a Google sheet to share salaries. Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive and the most...
  • What Would You Do With an Extra $2 Billion? This Startup Is Handing It Out to Employees

    12/22/2018 5:48:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Inc. ^ | December 22, 2018 | Minda Zetlin
    What would you do with an extra $1.3 million? The 1,500 employees of e-cigarette maker Juul are going to get the chance to answer that question. Although the company has made no public announcement, insiders told CNBC that the company had received a one-time dividend payment of $2 billion as part of an investment deal with Altria (the parent company of Philip Morris), which is spending $12.8 billion to buy 35 percent of Juul's shares. The sources inside Juul, who remain anonymous, say that the company decided to divide that bonus among its employees. It's a brilliant, brilliant move. To...
  • Is Disney’s $15 Minimum Wage Hike a Help or a Hoax?

    12/18/2018 11:32:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Carl Jackson
    Did you know that the average family income for a minimum-wage worker is over $50K a year? How about that the vast majority of minimum wage workers are second, third and fourth earners in their families and not the primary earners as leftists often claim? In other words, a spouse or child is simply supplementing the income of the primary earner in most cases. Furthermore, did you know that two-thirds of minimum wage jobs are occupied by workers between 16 and 24 years of age who are first time inexperienced and unskilled labor? Additionally, has anyone ever told you that...
  • How A Mysterious Tech Billionaire Created Two Fortunes—And A Global Software Sweatshop

    11/19/2018 10:13:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 19, 2018 | Nathan Vardi
    From an office suite on the 26th floor of the iconic Frost Bank Tower in Austin, Texas, a little-known recruiting firm called Crossover is searching the globe for software engineers. Crossover is looking for anyone who can commit to a 40- or 50-hour workweek, but it has no interest in full-time employees. It wants contract workers who are willing to toil from their homes or even in local cafes. “The best people in the world aren’t in your Zip code,” says Andy Tryba, chief executive of Crossover, in a promotional YouTube video. Which, Tryba emphasizes, also means you don’t have...