By NYLA ALCANTARA 11 years old Equal Pay Day started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE). It is a day that highlights the issue of unequal pay between men and women. This issue is called the gender pay gap because of the difference between what men get paid and what …
Jesus Hernandez, age 10 May 1 is known as May Day. May Day has two very different meanings: In some places, May Day is a holiday for welcoming the spring; on the other hand, it is recognized as a day for celebrating workers, highlighting the problems that low-waged laborers face as they fight for better …
On April 15, 2015, Fight For $15, an organization working to raise the U.S. minimum wage, held their largest protest in the history of the movement.
The United States has one of the least progressive parental leaves in the world. Lack of paid parental leave harms working class, lower-middle class and single-income families across all races.
New York City’s newly passed paid sick leave law, which went into effect April 1, 2014, will make sure working people will get paid when they’re sick and can’t go to work.
From June 12 to July 13, 2014, Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup, organized by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). The rush to be ready for international crowds has placed construction workers under stress and sometimes put them in unsafe situations.
When you buy something from a hot dog vendor, do you ever think about how much they’re earning?
IndyKids asked kids from PS 128 in Washington Heights in Manhattan, “Do you think that the minimum wage should be increased?”
Today, many people find that making a living has become a struggle. Currently the federal minimum wage is $7.25, which is barely enough to survive. Most Americans support an increased minimum wage, but what will it take for these higher wages to become law?
The Savar building collapse on April 24, 2013 was the deadliest disaster in the garment industry’s history. When the building collapsed during the morning rush hour, of the thousands buried among the rubble, 1,130 people were killed and 2,500 people were injured.