Fast-food workers rallied Feb. 16 in front of a Hardee's in Kansas City, Mo., to celebrate the withdrawal of CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder's nomination for secretary of labor.
Distinctly Catholic: Cardinal Sean O'Malley spoke about three forces at work in American social and political life, in a talk given Jan. 10 at The Catholic University of America.
Round up of down-ballott issues and how faith groups are responding
NCR Editorial: As Catholics, we would advise putting families and job creation at the heart of the domestic agenda.
NCR Today: Jamie Dimon wrote in a New York Times op-ed that the bank is raising its minimum wage to between $12 and $16.50 an hour.
NCR Today: In anticipation of Pope Francis meeting with world leaders in Washington, D.C., today he received an invitation to dialogue from the working class folks who serve them.
The fight to turn the minimum wage into a living wage has won a few impressive rounds, but the bigger battle against economic inequality still faces challenging obstacles.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley all emphasized raising the minimum wage and lowering college costs.
Effective July 1, the minimum wage at Duquesne University will increase to $16 per hour, up from $15 per hour for fiscal year 2014-2015.
The fact of the matter is that working people deserve a higher minimum wage, and wages that go even higher, for their work.