Happy Labor Day. We here at Dating Jesus are taking the day off to commemorate the sacrifices made by early union leaders, and to spend time in thoughtful prayer for latter-day union leaders. Onward and see you tomorrow.
Category Archives: Work life
When Portland raised its minimum wage…
…things proceeded pretty much apace. From The Christian Science Monitor: So far, Portland’s $10.10 wage hasn’t killed jobs, though some restaurants have cut hours. Many workers already earned above the minimum; tipped servers and bar staff make much more during the summer. Portland’s economy is booming and unemployment is below 3 percent. Even Greg Dugal, …
Nike’s offering paid leave. Will other companies follow suit?
Last week, Nike employees who work more than 30 hours a week will get full paid leave. The new policy says: new parents or [people] who are needed to care for sick family members are now eligible to receive eight weeks of paid leave, the world’s biggest sportswear company said on Wednesday. Birth mothers are …
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The life of a single mother living on minimum wage
See this, at The Chicago Reporter. It’s an eye-opening look at the life of Maria Garcia, 37.
Raising the minimum wage in Calif.
You can read more here, and thanks, Lori, for letting me steal this.
Say “love” with a union label
Here are some union companies that make things that make Valentine’s Day just a little sweeter. Enjoy. And will you be my Valentine?
We all are getting screwed
Leftover sent this, an Economic Policy Institute report I missed last week, that looks at the wage gap between men and women. The introduction gives you an idea of what this report found: …when compared with men, women are still paid less, are more likely to hold low-wage jobs, and are more likely to live …
So who takes the job that no American wants?
Kevin McCarthy didn’t want it. Paul Ryan insists he doesn’t either, so who does that leave for Speaker of the House? A day laborer, or jornalero/a, of course. If no one wants to be Speaker, then such a job would generally go to a hard working immigrant, yes? Seems fair. Check out what the Speaker …
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