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US labor leader calls for wage increase worldwide

The president of the largest labor union in the US suggested that a wage increase for workers worldwide is needed in order to grow the now-stagnant global economy. “Think about this for a second,”  Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, told Russia Today’s The Big Picture. “The average wage in…

Schwarzenegger orders all California state workers to be paid minimum wage

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday ordered about 200,000 state workers to be paid the federal minimum wage this month because the state Legislature has not passed a budget, but the state controller is refusing to comply. Department of Personnel Administration Director Debbie Endsley sent the order in a letter to…

Fox News: cutting minimum wage ‘better for workers’

WASHINGTON — As the recession continues to weigh heavily on the livelihoods of millions, the Fox News Channel on Monday suggested that lowering the minimum wage could be “better for workers.” “The minimum wage is kind of like a sacred cow in Washington, with many, many lawmakers thinking it’s a…

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