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Poverty wages pose risk to fast-food industry’s profits, experts say

Fast-food workers’ fight for better pay has taken on new urgency as a report published Tuesday found the wage discrepancy between workers and their CEOs is the highest of any sector — likely hurting employees’ morale and posing a risk to the industry’s profits, experts say. In 2013, executive pay was more than 1,000 times the average worker’s wage.
The report, by the liberal think tank Demos, calculated that average income inequality within the fast-food industry is more than double that of other industries in the accommodation and food services sector, which has already had the highest annual average CEO-to-worker compensation ratio of any sector since 2000.
“We found that [the] fast-food [industry] is acutely out of line with the rest of the economy,” said Catherine Ruetschlin, a policy analyst at Demos and author of the report. CEOs at fast-food companies now earn four times more than they did in 2000, while workers’ wages increased 0.3 percent, according to the report.

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aljazeeraamerica:

Poverty wages pose risk to fast-food industry’s profits, experts say

Fast-food workers’ fight for better pay has taken on new urgency as a report published Tuesday found the wage discrepancy between workers and their CEOs is the highest of any sector — likely hurting employees’ morale and posing a risk to the industry’s profits, experts say. In 2013, executive pay was more than 1,000 times the average worker’s wage.

The report, by the liberal think tank Demos, calculated that average income inequality within the fast-food industry is more than double that of other industries in the accommodation and food services sector, which has already had the highest annual average CEO-to-worker compensation ratio of any sector since 2000.

“We found that [the] fast-food [industry] is acutely out of line with the rest of the economy,” said Catherine Ruetschlin, a policy analyst at Demos and author of the report. CEOs at fast-food companies now earn four times more than they did in 2000, while workers’ wages increased 0.3 percent, according to the report.

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4/23🇺🇸#FirstLady #Michelle #Obama and #Dr #JillBiden attend a #jobsfair for #military members and spouses to announce that the government has started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine #flotus #michelleobama #mrsobama #joiningforces #flotusnews (at Fort Campbell, KY)

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DemsUCF swag is IN for the summer! We are ready to rebuild, and it all begins with recruitment.

DemsUCF swag is IN for the summer! We are ready to rebuild, and it all begins with recruitment.

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The real ‘voter fraud’ is perpetrated by people who make bogus arguments about voter fraud.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, during an address to the National Action Network, on the Republican-led war on alleged voter fraud (via inothernews)

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These days, before we talk about misogyny, women are increasingly being asked to modify our language so we don’t hurt men’s feelings. Don’t say, “Men oppress women” – that’s sexism, as bad as any sexism women ever have to handle, possibly worse. Instead, say, “Some men oppress women.” Whatever you do, don’t generalise. That’s something men do. Not all men – just some men.

This type of semantic squabbling is a very effective way of getting women to shut up. After all, most of us grew up learning that being a good girl was all about putting other people’s feelings ahead of our own. We aren’t supposed to say what we think if there’s a chance it might upset somebody else or, worse, make them angry. So we stifle our speech with apologies, caveats and soothing sounds. We reassure our friends and loved ones that “you’re not one of those men who hate women”.

What we don’t say is: of course not all men hate women. But culture hates women, so men who grow up in a sexist culture have a tendency to do and say sexist things, often without meaning to. We aren’t judging you for who you are but that doesn’t mean we’re not asking you to change your behaviour. What you feel about women in your heart is of less immediate importance than how you treat them on a daily basis.

You can be the gentlest, sweetest man in the world yet still benefit from sexism. That’s how oppression works.
Of course all men don’t hate women. But all men must know they benefit from sexism  (via albinwonderland)

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