It’s time for a living wage!
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All jokes aside, there is a pervasive amount of misunderstandings about what exactly necessitates a need for a higher minimum wage.
"The majority of Walmart’s workers make less than $25,000 a year, something that some have gone on strike to protest. But the company could raise all workers’ wages to that level without having to also raise its low prices, according to a new report by the think tank Demos.”
This article really raises interesting questions as to why living wages seem so foreign to us.
Don’t forget to check out Re:Work tonight for our sixth episode, Human v. Walmart, at 6:30 PM on KPFK!
Join us at the Downtown Labor Center this Friday, November 22 at 2:00 PM to:
Meet Anthony Goytia
Anthony Goytia works for the United States’ largest employer: Walmart. After going through many jobs, Anthony began working at Walmart as a night stocker, seeing a version of the store that most of us haven’t. Upon starting at his new and hyper-structured workplace, Anthony began to question the cost of employee efficiency and started to see some practices that weren’t to his liking.
In Re:Work's sixth episode, Human v. Walmart, we talk with Anthony Goytia to understand what happens when the customers aren't watching.
"Five years after a worker was killed in a crush of shoppers on Black Friday, Walmart still hasn’t paid the $7,000 it was fined for allegedly failing to protect employees on the biggest shopping day of the year."
For a company with sales of “$466 billion last fiscal year,” it seems interesting that $7,000 is out of their price range.
Via Huffington Post
"Tis the season for holiday spirit: Yule logs, egg nog, festive lights and exchanging gifts with loved ones. If you work for McDonald’s, though, be sure to save those receipts."
Wages aren’t the only way that businesses like McDonald’s show their regard for their employees’ well beings.
Just a reminder for the UCLA Labor Center’s upcoming Working-Class Heroes celebration where we will be honoring Larry Frank, former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, founder of Jobs with Peace, and new President of the Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
Don’t forget to dress up as your favorite hero tonight at the Downtown Labor Center from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM!