If you knew how much money all of your work colleagues make, would that irritate you? Or might that knowledge spur you to work harder? It may seem a silly question, but a new study from Cornell University found it’s not. In fact, openness around pay can boost productivity.
A group of fast food workers in Atlanta is planning to walk off the job to push for better wages. Atlanta Jobs with Justice Officials say employees at several chain restaurants in the city are planning to walk off the job Thursday to push for unionization and hourly pay of $15.
A group of farmworkers has sued one of the biggest producers of Vidalia onions, saying they were paid less than minimum wage and were paid less than foreign guest workers who worked alongside them. The federal lawsuit was filed by four American farmworkers and 16 of their former co-workers against Stanley Farms, LLC and its managers.
Georgia fell far in the so-called Great Recession that began in 2007 – so far that poor and middle-class Georgians are seeing income and wealth at the same levels as the early 1990s, according to a new analysis from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.
Since 2007, few workers have seen pay raises. But the amount of money companies are spending on their benefits is growing. In fact, benefits climbed faster than pay from 2007 to 2010. Brandon Smith says that growth is more about companies doing damage control than it is finding ways to reward employees.