Category: Workers Rights

Fining McWalmart: Charging Employers for the Social Costs of Poverty Wages

It is time to push strategies that go beyond the minimum wage and penalize low-wage employers for the harm they do to workers and communities.

Minimum wage increases put hard cash in workers’ pockets. But while providing relief for struggling families, minimum wage Read More

Child Care Freeze Lifted But the Fight is Not Over

On Tuesday July 24, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced that the freeze on child care assistance would be lifted. “Because this program is important to thousands of working West Virginia families I have lifted the freeze on the childcare subsidy program—allowing qualified families to enter this program. We need to strike a reasonable balance between…
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WV Cutting Child Care Funding to Working Families

The WV Department of Health and Human Resources announced cuts to child care assistance.  On August 1, the state will freeze enrollment into the program meaning NO new families will be able to sign up for help with child care payments.  The state will also stop payments to families who are at or above 150% of the federal poverty level.  (The…
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WV Human Rights Commission – File Complaints Online

The West Virginia Human Rights Commission is a state government agency that investigates and adjudicates discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and places of public accommodation.  As a part of its mission, the Human Rights Commission strives to eliminate discrimination throughout the state of West Virginia and to educate the public on the…
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