Stories tagged: wages
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with “Black Friday” to demand …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
The largest two categories of America’s fastest-growing jobs offer some of the country’s lowest wages and weakest benefits.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017
Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
The second round of talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement ended Tuesday amid resistance to discussing Mexico’s low wages and large differences over dispute resolution mechanisms.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
It would be in America’s self-interest. Trump wants to stop U.S. companies from moving to Mexico, where workers earn a quarter of what U.S. counterparts make. Closing that gap might …
Tue., July 11, 2017
Jason Chaffetz, having served just a quarter of his current House term, and at the finale of an unusually balky resignation process, recently proposed that the pay and benefits package …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017
Two years after Seattle began increasing its minimum wage, Seattle’s economy is as strong as ever.
Tue., June 20, 2017
A federal judge has approved a $6.5 million settlement in a wage dispute involving 28,000 current or former exotic dancers at a chain of clubs operating in 18 states.
Tue., June 20, 2017
Through the 1960s, all workers’ incomes advanced fairly evenly, and people’s relative economic positions didn’t change much. That’s no longer true, say Rose and Reeves.
Wed., May 31, 2017
The economy kept growing in April through late May, with more regions citing worker shortages across a widening range of occupations, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.
Wed., May 10, 2017
The economy today has almost everything experts look for as a sign of health – new jobs are popping up around the country, the unemployment rate has fallen to the …
Fri., May 5, 2017
April’s employment report contained an even bigger surprise than the jump in U.S. payrolls: Spare capacity in the labor market is quickly disappearing, signaling that lackluster wage growth should get …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Washington has a bigger wage gap between women’s and men’s earnings than surrounding states. The state’s tech sector is partly to blame for the disparity.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
Seattle techies are the second-best-paid in the country, according to a report from San Francisco career site Hired. The average software engineer in Seattle makes $126,000 a year, falling just …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017
Just when the U.S. labor market looked like it was getting tight, worker paychecks are giving more of a mixed picture.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
The picture on income inequality in America just got a little bleaker. Top wage earners last year made 5.05 times what their lowest-income counterparts took home, the widest gap in …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
The League of Women Voters of Moscow will recommend that its statewide organization lobby Idaho legislators to raise the state’s minimum wage. Throughout the state, local leagues are discussing a …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017
A federal judge has approved an $8.2 million court settlement to resolve the claims of thousands of workers who said they were paid less than $15 per hour after the …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017
After six straight years of annual job gains topping 2 million, America’s labor market is as tight as ever, and it’s entering the next phase: an enduring pickup in wages.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017
The Dow Jones industrial average is tantalizingly close to the 20,000 mark Friday as U.S. stock indexes close in on all-time highs following a shaky start. The federal government’s December …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
After losing more than $50 billion in the decade following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. airlines have been enjoying some financially robust times of late.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
Future Montana lawmakers would receive an 82 percent pay raise or more compared to what they’re making now under a measure to be considered next week by a legislative panel.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016
U.S. jobs continued to rise at a steady pace in October and wage gains accelerated, signs that the labor market and economy made steady progress at the start of the …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016
McDonald’s has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a federal lawsuit that sought to hold the company liable for allegations that a franchise owner in the San Francisco Bay …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
A proposed increase in Washington’s minimum wage would widen the gap with starting wages in neighboring Idaho and may force businesses in Kootenai County to raise wages. If Washington voters …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016
Federal authorities say a company that manages apartment complexes throughout Washington state has agreed to pay $239,000 to 79 workers for overtime and minimum wage violations.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
In another move to cut costs, Boeing told white-collar, salaried employees across the company on Tuesday that starting next month overtime pay will be severely limited.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016
Household income rose last year, the federal government says.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016
Several companies that provide transportation and hospitality services at or near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have agreed to settle back-pay lawsuits alleging that they ignored the nation’s first $15-per-hour minimum wage …
Fri., July 29, 2016
The wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers rose at a steady pace in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year, as income growth …