Jasmin Eicher has already axed her sole full-time employee to keep afloat her shop selling cards, candles and paper in a Zurich suburb. If Switzerland approves what would be the world’s highest minimum wage, she says the only option would be to close her door.
Unable to pay their rent and turned down for public housing, Yafit Krisi and her husband gathered their four children and moved into a tent outside the city hall in Ashkelon, on Israel’s Mediterranean coast.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, marking his 100th day in office, embraced the legislature’s funding of statewide universal pre-kindergarten as his own victory and promised more programs to redress inequality between rich and poor.
President Barack Obama honored the civil rights legacy of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, saying the late president understood that the “true purpose” of his office was to make a historic stand for equality.
The reason Gus Christensen looks like an investment banker is that he was one until four months ago. A handshake reveals a shirt monogram over the wrist, an Omega watch and lapis cuff links he got on a JPMorgan Chase & Co. trip to Chile.
President Barack Obama signed two executive actions today designed to shed light on the pay practices of federal contractors, which he said will help eliminate salary disparities between men and women.