fair wage


: a wage that is reasonable for the type of work done
The workers claim that they are not being paid fair wages.

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Recent Examples on the Web Undeniably, this is a huge milestone for Hollywood, a $130 billion-plus industry that has all but ground to halt this year, as both the Writers Guild of America and SAG dug in their heels over fair wages and the use of AI in their work. WIRED, 9 Nov. 2023 But like many migrant workers around the globe, Mansur isn’t going to let that harrowing experience stop him from trying to find an employer that pays a fair wage and treats him decently. Anna Schecter, NBC News, 10 Oct. 2023 While on the picket lines, her top priorities were fair wages, AI protections and shifting from a gig economy to a sustainable career. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 4 Oct. 2023 The social entrepreneur and activist, who was raised in the slums of Ethiopia's Addis Ababa, is a regular advocate for education, training and equal access to fair wage jobs. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 19 Sep. 2023 Mark Kelly From the earliest days of American industry, labor unions played a major role in championing workers’ rights, fighting for fair wages, safe working conditions and better benefits. Elisabeth Messenger, WSJ, 1 Sep. 2023 To ensure that all employees were paid fair wages, some restaurants banned tipping and increased prices, but this movement toward no-tipping services has largely fizzled out. Nathan B. Warren, Fortune, 18 Aug. 2023 All employees should get a fair wage, and that should be figured into the price the customer has to pay. Danielle Dorsey, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2023 The 48-year-old actor sparked major backlash earlier this month after announcing that her talk show would resume production amid ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes for fair wages and workplace improvements in Hollywood. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 17 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Fair wage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fair%20wage. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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