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Minimum Wage Mythbusters

Date: September 18, 2016 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Myth: Raising the minimum wage will only benefit teens. Not true: The typical minimum wage worker is not a high school student earning weekend pocket money. In fact, 89 percent of those who would benefit from a federal minimum wage increase to $12 per hour are age 20 or older, and 56 percent are women. …

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Target increases minimum wage to $10 an hour – sources

Date: April 18, 2016 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, News, News,

Source: Discount retailer Target Corp has started raising employee wages to a minimum of $10 an hour, its second hike in a year, pressured by a competitive job market and labor groups calling for higher wages at retail chains, sources said. Target management has informed store managers, who in turn have started informing employees about the wage hike and …

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ICNA CSJ Participates in 2015 Black Friday Protests

Date: November 28, 2015 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, News, News, Past Events, Past Events All,

ICNA Council for Social Justice (CSJ) participated in the Black Friday protests that take place every year in front of Walmarts throughout the U.S. The protests are organized by OUR Walmart, an organization that works to ensure that every employee, regardless of his or her title, age, race, or sex, is respected at Walmart. The protests demand Walmart owners to raise …