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Students Discuss Outcomes of Big Retail Pay Raises

Civics in the Community | March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Discuss Outcomes of Big Retail Pay Raises

Wal-Mart has been criticized by labor advocates for it’s low compensation rates. But, starting in April, hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart employees will receive a pay raise – $1.25 higher than the federal minimum wage. Wal-Mart announced that its employees will earn $9 an hour rather than the lower $7.25, and will go up to […]

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Should Companies Like Wal-Mart Raise Wages?

Do Now | February 27, 2015 | 140 Comments

Should Companies Like Wal-Mart Raise Wages?

Starting in April, about half a million full- and part-time U.S. minimum wage Wal-Mart employees will get a pay raise. Should more big retail companies like Wal-Mart raise wages for their lowest paid employees?

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Do Now #78: Fast Fashion at a High Cost

Do Now | May 3, 2013 | 116 Comments

Do Now #78: Fast Fashion at a High Cost

Last week a garment factory building collapsed in Bangladesh, leaving over 500 workers dead. Labor organizers argue that this tragedy could have easily been prevented if there were regulations put in place in the factories to ensure safer working conditions. However, the lack of regulations allows for fashion companies to pay less money for the manufacturing cost of their clothing which makes it cheaper for people to buy the products in stores. Should the effort to sell clothing at such a low price justify hiring garment factories with poor and dangerous working conditions?

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