McDonalds employees from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum plan to walk off the job Thursday morning, joining fast-food workers in 100 U. S. cities demonstrating for better pay. The strikes are part of a growing movement this year from community organizers, local politicians and national unions to mandate a “living wage” of $15 an hour.
“We all know the arguments that have been used against a higher minimum wage. Some say it actually hurts low-wage workers -- businesses will be less likely to hire them. But there’s no solid evidence that a higher minimum wage costs jobs.” Read full article >>
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s final year in office should have been a victory lap, an opportunity to tout everything from record budget surpluses to a significant reduction in homelessness. Instead, as the clock ticks down on McDonnell’s tenure, he is feeling the weight of an ongoing investigation into his relationship with a wealthy donor who gave McDonnell gifts and loans.