wage increases

tipping is such an insidious labour issue because moralistic people turn it into “always tip! not tipping makes you a bad person” because how is a service worker supposed to pay their rent without the tip money? when in reality their employer is relying on misdirected anger toward customers to distract from the fact they aren’t paying a liveable wage to increase their own profits and placing the blame on the customer for not paying a tip or the worker more often than not for “not doing enough to earn a tip”.

what i’m saying is kill your bosses and form a union

McDonald’s Says its Wage Hikes Are Improving Service
Turnover is down, and customer service scores are up, company says.

So McD’s increases employee wages 10% and the move leads to massive unemployment, forces restaurants to close, & bankrupts the company the first sales gains in over two years for the chain!

Almost like treating your employees like human beings mean they treat their customers better and the customers notice or something.


remedialaction  asked:

"If McDonalds can't afford to pay what I say they should be paying, they're a failure because reasons. Somehow increasing labor costs won't also lead to price increases because I expect the companies to just eat the cost cus I've never heard of profit margins."

You know McDonald’s pays their employees in Australia $15 an hour, yeah?

Also, without changing the salary of the executives or bonuses to CEOs or anything else,  If the minimum wage were increased to $15 an hour, prices at fast food restaurants would rise by an estimated 4.3 percent, according to a new study. That would mean a McDonald’s Big Mac, which currently goes for $3.99, would cost about 17 cents more, or $4.16.


Trump’s tariffs will make almost everything more expensive

  • In Trump’s view, countries such as China and Mexico are stealing American manufacturing jobs. 
  • He’s vowed to try and bring those jobs back by imposing tariffs on goods imported from those nations, as well as others, in hopes of deterring companies from making their products abroad.
  • According to CNN, Trump may use an executive order to impose a 5% to 10% tariff on all goods imported into the United States.
  • Tariffs are specifically designed to increase the cost of goods imported into the country, making them pricier for the average consumer 
  • Companies that do decide to move manufacturing back to the U.S. would need time to build local manufacturing plants. 
  • That process could take years and would present an additional cost to the company, which could potentially be passed onto consumers. 
  • Without a corresponding boost to wages, experts say the increased cost of goods could hurt consumers and possibly stunt economic growth. 
  • In fact, studies have shown trade wars disproportionately hurt the spending power of lower-income Americans. Read more

Meanwhile, China is already firing back against Peter Navarro, Trump’s controversial trade advisor

  • China just fired back against Trump’s increasingly hard-line approach to China — in more ways than one.
  • Trump ahas appointed Peter Navarro, an economics professor at the University of California at Irvine, to a newly created role overseeing global trade.
  • Navarro is the author of three books, including Death by China: How America Lost its Manufacturing Base, that take a seriously hard-line stance that not only are China’s trade practices unfair, they’re one of the world’s “central problems." 
  • First the Global Times, China’s partially-state-owned newspaper, published fiery editorial condemning Navarro. In the editorial, the newspaper wrote that Navarro’s nomination alone "may raise risk of Sino-US conflict.”
  • Then, less than a day later, China announced a nearly $29 million fine against U.S. auto giant General Motors over its “monopolistic pricing.”
  • Read more

*McDonald’s and other companies start to implement more self-serve kiosks and cites “minimum wage increases” as their main reason for doing so*

Some asshole: SEE I told you so. Instead of lashing out at the greedy corporations that refuse to pay their workers decent wages, I’m going to take this out on the worker. I mean I know that the higher-ups keep getting bonuses and larger yearly incomes, and the cost of living keeps going up, and the minimum wage hasn’t moved with the cost of living like it was intended to but this is what they get for asking for a livable wage that would help them survive and pay bills! Next time learn to stay in your place and accept the exploitation of your time and work! 

Pro-choice? gone. Obamacare? gone. minimum wage increases? gone.

thanks all you fucking bernie standers and harambe voters, your moral conscience will help oppressed groups everywhere

i am really sick and tired of the discussion surrounding a $15 (or increased) minimum wage NEVER including increasing the benefits for disabled people. if abled people can’t live on the minimum wage while working, how are disabled people who can’t work supposed to live on half of the minimum wage or less? disabled people still have rent, food, energy, water, and all the other costs of the average abled american but we’re expected to live on less than minimum wage. it doesn’t even cross people’s minds to include us in the minimum wage fight.

anonymous asked:

Friendly reminder that pizza/food delivery drivers get paid tiny wages because they het tips (even in Australia) but due to online ordering, people don't tip anymore... but their wages have not increase to balance this out. Please tip your drivers, it probably coated them more in petrol & car ware than their measly hourly rate!

Trump’s EPA pick’s only connection to the EPA is that he’s sued them multiple times. His pick to head the Department of Labor is a staunch opponent of minimum wage increases and wants to use increased automation to force people to accept lower wages. Every day, he picks someone worse than the day before. He’s taking Reagan’s starve the beast strategy to levels that even Reagan never would have dreamed of.

This is not a defeat, this is a rallying cry.

Yesterday at City Hall, powerful local voices—mostly women of color and not a straight white dude in the bunch—declared affirmatively that Seattle will remain a strong place, a safe place, and a place for everyone.

It was somber and it was comforting and it was a reminder that we can build things when we start small and work hard. And we did do that in Washington State on Tuesday with our myriad ballot initiatives. 

In her remarks, CM Lorena González called them out specifically: 

Last night, we demonstrated that the City of Seattle and Washington State as a whole are making change. Seattleites voted to support hotel workers in ensuring a workplace free from violence. Puget Sound residents decided to double down on a mobile and vibrant region. Washingtonians decided that a minimum wage increase and sensible gun reform were overdue. We, as a community, are not afraid. We’re ready to get to work.

In this week of hot takes, there’s plenty of handwringing and fatigue around introspection—but I think this is important to examine closely. How did Seattle and Washington get it so right when the rest of the nation did not—and what do we need to do to ensure that regardless of the national politics, we are taking care of our own to the best of our ability?

The common thread between the initiatives that passed (and the people we elected, including Cyrus Habib, Pramila Jayapal) on Tuesday is that they are rooted in inclusion and a shared goal of broadly improving our state.

These are the kinds of people and candidates we have to fight for. This is what we have to do. This is how we make it through the next four years.

We like to think of Washington as a progressive leader; we’ve been on the right side of history with marriage equality, wages, and protections for workers. Our Governor was the first to state firmly that refugees would always be welcome in Washington in response to the anti-Muslim wave following the Paris nightclub massacre. AG Bob Ferguson is currently going after Comcast for their poor practices.

But we’ve also had some real shitbirds come out of our state, too; then-AG Rob McKenna challenged the ACA (and lost spectacularly) and we’ve dragged our heels on climate change and women’s health. We continue to host an ICE detention center that is a vacuum for tax dollars. I-1515 didn’t make it to the ballot in part because good people fought, but also in part because shitty people run shitty campaigns. The Seattle Police remain an ongoing problem.

Which is to say: We’re not immune to darkness here. There is racism and bigotry and misogyny and homophobia and transmisogyny and xenophobia in Washington and in Seattle as much as there is anywhere in this country. But we do so, so much better when we reject it.

We do so, so much better when we listen to women. And people of color. And queer folks. And new Americans. And poor folks. And everyone who inhabits an intersection between those identities and so many more.

We will do better when we continue to try to be better. That’s the lesson from Tuesday for Washington residents and those of us in Seattle, specifically: We have resources at our disposal to take care of our own even when things seem very bleak. We can demand policies that benefit us all (we didn’t quite flip the Senate in WA but we’re damn close!) and leaders who listen.

There is a city to run. We’re still holding out for move-in fee caps, for affordability solutions, for increased funding to help homeless folks move inside. We’re still waiting to hear how the Mayor is closing the gender wage gap. We’re still wondering if SPD can ever begin to regain trust. We’re still writing out Councilmembers when we need them to listen to us.

We’re still here. We still have work to do. And focusing on the areas where we can get things done—city, county, state—is going to be more important than ever.

So these are our instructions to you: Listen to the people in your life who have something to tell you about their experience, and then ask how you can help.

Write to your lawmakers when you see something that’s the matter.

Read everything you can.

Show up for the things you care about.

To quote Congresswoman-elect Jayapal yesterday, “courage is not fighting when things are easy.”

We love you. We believe in you. You are strong.

He’s Smarter Than You Think


People who do not believe in the same things as him are being treated as outcasts and/or are being publicly threatened.

He is building up an army.

He is holding public rallies designed to perpetuate the hate built up during his campaign rather than diffuse it.

He has created distrust of our own National Intelligence community.

He is crafting a dictatorship (”I am the only one you can trust”) under the guise of nationalism (flag burning, chants of “U-S-A”, etc).

He is promising to expel foreigners.

He is creating alliances with former enemies.

He is attempting to control the media - delegitimizing the existing media and promising increased access to media who promise to treat him well.

He is surrounding himself with an extremely powerful Cabinet, many of whom will be focused on dismantling the very departments they will be running.

Rather than increasing wages and/or creating jobs built on technology, Trump is promising to lower unemployment by saving manual-labor jobs while installing a Labor Secretary who does not believe in raising minimum wage.

And he has done all this in 6 weeks.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

–Martin Niemöller

“For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry. President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule. Lifting these restrictions will greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years.” 

If anyone is hearing a high-pitched wailing, that’s just me, no worries

anonymous asked:

A coworker asked me when we get raises, since I've been working at this job for a year, and she only a few months. It hurt to tell her that we only get raises when minimum wage increases. So, come January, we get raises. I believe we get 10 cents more on our paychecks. So, from $8.50 to $8.60. I'm not positive it's that much, but we only get raises when we're legally required to… ugh

  • adult: kids these days are so lazy! they just make their parents pay for everything! i paid my way through college and-
  • me: but the federal minimum wage hasn't increased with inflation over the years
  • me: and college tuition prices are steadily rising
  • me: we have to work more hours than you ever would have had to in order to pay for the same percentage of tuition
  • me: it's even legal to pay workers who are younger than 20 years old $4.25/hr, which is over 40% less than the regular federal minimum wage, for the first 90 days of employment
  • me: minors are prevented from working full-time during the school year anyway because of compulsory schooling laws
  • me: so it's not exactly easy for them to be able to pay for their own things
  • adult:
  • adult: teenagers shouldn't be making as much money as adults they have no need for it where do you get these ideas

pre-1928, D1/21: 2; B.III.21.ii

Importance for Marx of Ric.’s theory that wages increase when profits fall. (This does not affect values)

Hist. 169–170

How the fact that profits are proport. to labour implies exploitation not in a moral sense (this moral is not in the theory of value): compare with slave-owner

Minimum Wage Increase By Ben Shapiro

When you increase minimum wage you raise rent.

When you raise rent you have to build affordable housing. 

When you have to build affordable housing you have to raise taxes. 

When you tax people they move out of the city. 

When they move out of the city you have raise taxes higher on the people that are left. 

This is how you hollow out the economy of a major metropolitan area. 

seeking arrangement - pt.1

Group : BTS

Member : Kim Taehyung 

Genre : Sugar daddy!Tae, lots of smut and fluff coming soon 

Word Count : 3285

Description : Working as a secretary for Kim Taehyung, CEO of one of the biggest company worldwide, has filled your bank account up in a record time. But when even your wage as his secretary isn’t enough to pay your college tuition anymore, your boss is willing to increase your wage but in another different way than being his secretary…

A/N : I finally finished the first chapter and it’s crap. But I still hope you like it a little bit. I have been in a writer’s block for a while and not writing everyday had worsen my writing ugh 


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