The United States is a low-wage country. (Here a chorus of Republicans pipes up: Yes, but it's the greatest low-wage country in the world, and don't you forget it!) In fact, in 2009 the United States led developed nations, with 24.8 percent of workers earning less than two-thirds of the median income. By comparison, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and Germany all came in at between 20 and 21 percent of workers earning less than two-thirds of their respective median incomes.
World grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year, the United Nations has warned. [Guardian] Failing harvests in the ... Read Post
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) proposed a substantial raise in the state's minimum wage. The post Governor Of State With Nation’s Highest Minimum Wage Says It’s Still Too Low appeared first on ThinkProgress. Read Post