Portion sizes may change. The pour of a glass of wine might be less generous. The size of the salmon filet could be skimpier.
When it comes to their wages, McDonald’s workers around the world are not “Loving It” – and they haven’t been shy about expressing their discontent over the past four years.
Walmart's potentially game-changing decision to increase its minimum wages is an indicator that the company does understand that increasing wages is inevitable -- either through regulation or community expectation.
A living wage would not only have a positive effect on employee well-being, which improves productivity and reduces employee turnover; it also would increase the buying power of citizens, which is good for the economy and the company itself.
Does it make moral or economic sense to ask taxpayers to subsidize one of the wealthiest companies in the world?
Why Paying Fast Food Workers $15 per hour (a Living Wage) is Good for the Economy: What Would Henry Ford Do.
As an economist who analyzes living wages and the cost of living, a living wage for an individual worker in the US or Canada would range between $13-$15 per hour. Anyone can do the math: just consider the actual costs of living in your community...
A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that 63 percent of Americans “strongly favor” raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour...yet it remains at 7.25 - what's widely considered to be a "poverty wage".
Sustainable Consumption is so Capitalism 1.0 – The Future (Capitalism 2.0) is all about Sustainable Communities
As Paul Polman once said, “Business has a hard time succeeding in societies that fail.” He’s definitely right, but to better society we need the right medicine, and right now it does not seem to be sustainable consumption.