Pope Francis: Governments and companies should pay wages in response to COVID-19

Pope Francis expressed support for a universal basic wage during the coronavirus crisis in an Easter letter he wrote to representatives of social movements and organizations worldwide. “This may be the time to consider a universal basic wage which would acknowledge and dignify the noble, essential tasks you carry out,” the pope wrote. “It would ensure … Continue reading Pope Francis: Governments and companies should pay wages in response to COVID-19

U.S. House of Reps approves new minimum wage

The U.S. House of Reps has struck again. Barely a day after addressing two hot-button issues, the legislative body voted Thursday to increase the US minimum wage to $15 by 2025. The 231-199 vote fell mostly on party lines and showed that centrist and liberal Democrats can still compromise, the Hill reports. Liberals won by getting the wage … Continue reading U.S. House of Reps approves new minimum wage

Amazon calls on competitors to adopt its new minimum wage package

  As part of the efforts aimed at improving employees’ welfare, Amazon made headlines this week with its $15 per hour minimum wage for U.S. workers only. Image shows Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO Although Amazon’s new pay doubles the federal minimum wage of $7.25, the online giant was criticized for withdrawing bonuses, including … Continue reading Amazon calls on competitors to adopt its new minimum wage package