Over 1,000 McDonald’s employees are rallying outside of the fast food giant’s corporate headquarters near Chicago on Thursday as part of a protest movement to demonstrate in favor of increased worker wages.
Millions of German rail passengers were struggling to get from A to B on Wednesday after the German Railway Union (GDL) started a new mass strike following a failed round of pay negotiations with state railway operator Deutsche Bahn.
The corporate office of McDonald’s in Oak Brook, Illinois was closed after thousands of workers and union activists marched on the building a day before the annual shareholder meeting. Protesters are demanding a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers.
Australia has the highest minimum wage in the developed world, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Its after-tax rate of $9.54 per hour is followed by Luxembourg with $9.24 and Belgium with $8.57.
Over the next 30 years, the EU will need more migrants to fill gaps in its labor market, says Prof. Heaven Crawley, UK migration policy expert. The EU has a choice, to use the migrants’ influx for its own benefit or create barriers & stir up xenophobia.
David Cameron says the Tories are the new party of Britain’s working people, as he seeks to shrug off the Conservatives’ ‘party of the rich’ image. RT examines the new administration and finds little has changed.
Minimum wages in the San Francisco Bay area city of Emeryville are set to incrementally rise over the next five years, reaching $16 an hour by 2019. City authorities say the recently adopted decision serves the common good, brushing off business concerns.
New blood tests show that poor populations in urban areas of the United States are actually aging faster at the cellular level than others, thanks to chronic stress connected to income and identity, according to a new study by scientists.