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Mom Shares $9 Paycheck After Working Over 70 Hours as a Server

Mom Shares $9 Paycheck After Working Over 70 Hours as a Server | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The U.S. service industry has been heavily criticized for its employment practices. Restaurants can get away with paying their servers and bartenders just a few dollars an hour and then rely on customers to tip and top up their pay. That's opposed to simply raising the price of food so that workers can be paid a decent hourly wage, and we can do away with tipping altogether.  

Austin, Texas, mother Aaliyah Cortez has been a bartender and server at a local sports bar for a little over a year and knows this practice all too well. She recently decided to create a TikTok to visualize the problem and highlight the importance of tipping by showing a paycheck that totaled $9 for over 70 hours of work.  
Al Cannistras insight:

something seriously wrong here! would you work for pennies? "Mom Shares $9 Paycheck After Working Over 70 Hours as a Server"
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Raising the minimum wage just $1 would cause suicide rates to drop

Raising the minimum wage just $1 would cause suicide rates to drop | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Suicide rates have been rising across the country. A simple policy change could have a big impact.
Al Cannistras insight:

$1 an hour may drop the suicide rate, but i remain firm in that we need a min $15 per hour wage.

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What Amazon's $15 minimum wage signals for worker pay

What Amazon's $15 minimum wage signals for worker pay | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The new wage floor will provide a major cash infusion for workers, force other companies to consider their wages, and empower activists fighting for better pay.
Al Cannistras insight:

FINALLY - a bold move that hopefully sets the trend... it is LONG overdue..  GO AMAZON!

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Why This 27-Year-Old Mayor Is Giving His City's Poorest Residents $500 a Month--No Strings Attached

Why This 27-Year-Old Mayor Is Giving His City's Poorest Residents $500 a Month--No Strings Attached | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

Could it also be enough to lift them into the middle class?

Al Cannistras insight:

interesting concept - so how would you vote - increase minimum wage to maybe $15 and not do this?  or give every family (or maybe every citizen) and monthly amount to live on?  (the latter is already done in another country) - your thoughts?

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In-N-Out and 18 other companies that pay way more than you think

In-N-Out and 18 other companies that pay way more than you think | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
These top companies offer good salaries and better benefits.
Al Cannistras insight:

so much conversation about increasing wages and the price of a hamburger - there is one burger joint getting closer to the $15 - their burgers are very reasonably priced - and a lot of other companies getting there too!  checkout this article - IMO $15 min wage will work

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The U.S. Minimum Wage in the Year You Were Born

The U.S. Minimum Wage in the Year You Were Born | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
See how the minimum wage has changed over the years.
Al Cannistras insight:

OPEN TO DISCUSSION - regular followers know that I am an advocate of $15 MIN WAGE...   the USA has done a horrible job of keeping up with the times and has taken advantage of the poor - it is time to change that....

before you comment - have a look at this article - 1956 thru 1981 and then compare to the years after that...

there are many social reasons to pay people a living wage yet there are those nicely comfortable who are in denial...

bring it on....

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San Francisco’s Robot Restaurants Are Going out of Business

San Francisco’s Robot Restaurants Are Going out of Business | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Many of San Francisco's recently opened robot restaurants are already going out of business, as pointed out by a new Business Insider story.
Al Cannistras insight:

so if we increase minimum wage people may not readily be replaced by automation.....   

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“We make $325,000 a year and feel like we live paycheck to paycheck”

“We make $325,000 a year and feel like we live paycheck to paycheck” | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Three couples tell us how much they earn, spend, and save.
Al Cannistras insight:

reinforces a need to increase minimum wage doesn't it?

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Meet the table busser who's worked at the same pancake house for 54 years, and still makes minimum wage

Meet the table busser who's worked at the same pancake house for 54 years, and still makes minimum wage | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

Meet the table busser who's worked at the same pancake house for 54 years, and still makes minimum wage

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your thoughts?  

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What the average household earns in every state and DC

What the average household earns in every state and DC | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
We reveal the median incomes across America.
Al Cannistras insight:

interesting - why then is there objection to a $15 minimum wage?

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20 Groceries Driving Up Your Food Bill the Most

20 Groceries Driving Up Your Food Bill the Most | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

The price of all food has risen 26.8% over the past 10 years

Al Cannistras insight:

an unlikely article for this category - and an article not really written for the purpose I am using it - HOWEVER...  if you are a regular follower here, Facebook, or Twitter - you know AI am 100% in favor in a $15 minimum wage. (and usually that starts trouble on Facebook with those who oppose) - so scan this article - prices at the grocery store and tell us all why you are comfortable and deny that we should pay hard working folks enough to buy food - instead of giving them cards to go shopping for food to live

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