What a Living Wage Is and Why Businesses Should Use It as a Benchmark
In the first of our JUST Jobs Explained series, we break down how to calculate a living wage, how its components are dependent on location and family size, and why businesses can improve their operations with this information.
Across Political Divides, Americans Agree: Companies Should Prioritize Workers’ Economic Security, Driving Competitive Advantage
Republicans, Independents, and Democrats alike agree that it’s a company’s responsibility to pay its frontline workers enough to make ends meet.
Among Companies Leading on Living Wage, Tech Outnumbers Other Industries
Technology and Utilities companies pay more workers a living wage than other industries.
The Worker Financial Wellness Initiative – Making Workers’ Financial Security and Health a C-Suite Priority
JUST Capital and PayPal have teamed up with the Financial Health Network and the Good Jobs Institute to make businesses stronger and more resilient.
We Need to Talk About Advancing the Minimum Wage – But in the Context of Creating Good Jobs
Good jobs – created by investing in workers’ financial health, career development, and overall well-being – must be central to the conversation around wages.
Liberals and Conservatives Agree – Corporate America Needs to Prioritize Workers
Our annual survey found that liberal and conservative Americans align on policies that prioritize workers and unify Americans from different ideological backgrounds.
Companies That Have the Most Workers Earning a Living Wage Have Higher Returns on Assets
Companies that don’t pay their workers well need to take up more debt (i.e. more risk) to have the same returns on equity as those that pay their workers well.
Amazon’s Ad Blitz Supporting the $15 Minimum Wage Is Admirable, But It Can Do More
We need a living wage for all Americans. And there is a return on that investment.
PayPal CEO and JUST Capital Co-Founder Discuss Why a Healthy Economy (and Democracy) Starts with Worker Financial Wellness
Worker financial wellness must be a priority for corporate leaders, now more than ever.
ESG Chart of the Week: 2021 JUST 100 Companies Outperform the Market
In light of last week’s analysis of the 2021 JUST Universe specific to return on equity, this week we dive into the new list of companies constituting the JUST 100, our annual list of America’s most just companies.
The JUST Report: Raising Wages Doesn’t Destroy Value – Here’s Why
Last year, before COVID-19 rocked our world, we looked at three myths of sustainable – or “just” – investing. Myth #3 was that raising wages will kill share price and destroy value for investors (spoiler alert: this is not true).
Chart of the Week: Companies Paying a Living Wage Fare Better in Recovery
In this Chart of the Week, we analyze how companies with a high percentage of employees making a national living wage have performed over the trailing one year.
Amazon Go and the 2.3 Million Cashiers it Could Leave Behind
With U.S. jobs among the top priorities for the American people, JUST Capital tracks Amazon’s impact on both job creation and elimination in the company’s own stores, distribution centers, and corporate headquarters, as well as throughout the American retail landscape.
What Is Just When It Comes To CEO-To-Average Worker Pay?
How fairly is income distributed among CEOs and employees today?
Map: Where U.S. Retailers Are Paying a Living Wage, and Where They Aren’t
Only about 15% of the 6 million U.S. retail workers make a living wage.
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