The Journal of the American Medical Association points out the wage gap, which has been getting wider over the years.
It and other low-wage employers may profit from higher baseline pay, which would boost retail spending by $5 billion.
US workers dedicate as much as 10 hours of their personal time to job-related tasks while hoping those jobs won't go away.
Nearly 90% of US companies tie wages to their business' performance, but worker pay increases have stagnated in the 20 years since the plan first drew attention.
CEO Yang Yuanqing plans to donate at least $3 million of his bonus to employees. That's quite a payday for those living in China.
Robert Reich, the former secretary of labor, started the movement and is asking the companies to double their wages, citing strong profits and CEO pay.
In 1949, President Truman prevailed over critics who said going from 40 cents to 75 cents an hour would be a disaster. It was anything but.
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