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Today's federal minimum wage is badly out of date -- by decades. In 2012, with many corporations posting record-breaking profits, the U.S. economy is marked by two extremes. One extreme is soaring corporate profits and obscenely high executive salaries. The other is workers near or at the minimumn wage whose paycehcks continue to lose their value. For the latest report on the minimum wage from the National Employment Law Project, visit here.
By Zaid Jilani on Aug 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm
Pennsylvania resident Dan Haney has been unemployed since February when his job at Express Scripts was outsourced. Although he has found some comfort in the fact that his wife is still employed and has health insurance, his family is still struggling.
When 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike, working families showed incredible solidarity. Now, these workers—represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Electrical Workers (IBEW)—will return to work tonight.
On June 6, Local 1776 had its 9th annual members’ golf outing at Mainland Golf Course. The outing was a great time for our members to get together and enjoy some golf.