About 2 years ago

09/04/2020 - Stiffing Workers On Wages Grows Worse With Recession

– The New York Times
According to a paper released Thursday by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a liberal think tank, the rate at which workers suffered violations of minimum-wage law increased almost in lock step with the unemployment rate during the last recession. On average, the workers on the receiving end of these violations lost about one-fifth of their hourly wage.
– Pew Research Center
A narrow majority of U.S. adults (54%) say they would oppose the federal government providing a guaranteed income – sometimes called a universal basic income (UBI) – of about $1,000 per month for all adult citizens, whether or not they work; 45% favor the proposal.
– The New York Times
Economists from the Roosevelt Institute make the case for states and localities to raising taxes on their wealthier residents.
– Eater
Building an equitable restaurant – where all workers are paid fairly, have benefits, and work without discrimination – will require undoing the way most restaurants are run.