Facebook Boosts Wages to $15/hr; Nail Salons Aren't the Only Ones Violating Human Rights; Oppression and Inequality are Violence in Another Form

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Great news, Facebook boosted pay to $15 an hour for its contract workers! Just yesterday, Facebook announced it would require its US contractors and vendors to pay their workers at least $15 an hour, provide paid time-off for sick days and vacation and offer good benefits. 
Facebook gives low-wage workers a boost - CNN Money

On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the formation of a task force to protect manicurists of nail salons from labor and health violations just days after the New York Times reported widespread human rights violations within the industry. But nail salons aren't the only industry that has issues, little oversight is all too common for workers in agriculture, the hydraulic fracturing oil industry and restaurants.
Nail salon workers aren’t the only ones who need more protections - Washington Post

Labor and civil rights have been at the forefront of the media with protests in Baltimore, and strikes in cities across the country demanding economic and social justice. Columnist of the New York Times Mark Bittman wrote a piece explaining the relationship between health, education, income inequality and race. "When people are undereducated, impoverished, malnourished, un- or under-employed, or underpaid and working three jobs, their lives are diminished, as are their opportunities."
No Justice, No...Anything - New York Times




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