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The Huge Difference Between Minimum Wage And Living Wage

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.04.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Despite movements across the country to double the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15, the proposed increase still isn't enough. In the ...

Sanders: 'It Is Not A Radical Idea' To Ask For $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

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Friday Talking Points -- Rebutting GOP Debate Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

This week's talking points are all, essentially, rebuttals to the biggest nonsense espoused on the stage of the fourth Republican debate. It was hard to pick only seven, as there was a bumper crop of nonsense in this particular debate, so forgive us if your favorite didn't make the cut.

Another City Is Raising Its Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

Residents of Tacoma, Washington, are ready to raise the minimum wage -- just not too quickly. Voters in the city of 200,000 appear to have approved a...

Portland, Maine, Rejects $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

In a rare setback for living wage activists, voters in Portland, Maine, shot down a $15 minimum wage proposal on Tuesday, voting against a ballot mea...

A Lot Of Managers Want to Raise The Minimum Wage, Too

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business

A 64 percent majority of hiring and human resource managers think the minimum wage should be raised in their states, according to a new online Harris ...

$15 Minimum Wage: Cuomo Pounces; Republicans???

Richard Brodsky | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

There are vestigial signs of an awareness that more of the same failed Republican economics will not win the election. The Donald particularly, and the Jeb a little, are beginning to talk about ending the carried interest tax break for hedge fund guys.

New York Governor Calls For A $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

If Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his way, all New York's workers will earn at least $15 per hour. Cuomo, a Democrat, announced his support Thursday for a plan...

Labor Secretary Tom Perez To Join The Fight For $15

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fast-food workers who are hoping to raise the minimum wage will find an ally in the Obama White House this week, with Labor Secretary T...

Court Extends SeaTac's $15 Minimum Wage To Airport Workers

Reuters | Sara Bondioli | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

SEATTLE, Aug 20 (Reuters) - A Seattle suburb's $15 hourly minimum wage for certain employees applies to thousands of workers at the region's main airp...

Kansas City May Allow Voters To Decide On $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

Kansas City, Missouri, voters may be able to decide this November whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15, but the proposal faces challe...

Anonymous Former CBO Head Slags $15 Minimum Wage As A Job Killer

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

Over at The Hill, Mike Lillis has the story on how the proposed $15 minimum wage is dividing Democrats, in a piece auspiciously titled, "$15 minimum ...

This San Francisco Cafe Is Just Fine With The $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- If the opponents of a $15 minimum wage were going to devise a hypothetical small business to illustrate their arguments, they'd prob...

New York State Calls For $15 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business

A panel convened by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) recommended Wednesday that the state set a minimum wage of $15 expressly for New York's fast-food ...

Bernie Sanders Introduces $15 Minimum Wage Bill As Federal Contract Workers Strike

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive members of Congress introduced a $15 an hour national minimum wage bill on Wednesday as hundreds of federal...

Martin O’Malley Backs $15 National Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley on Thursday declared his support for raising the national minimum wage to $15 an hour, contra...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Los Angeles Votes To Raise Minimum Wage To $15

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business

Los Angeles on Tuesday became the biggest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Why Corporate America Is Finally Raising Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business

It's good for business.

Democratic-Dominated Cities Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

Pew's Stateline | Jenni Bergal | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Minimum Wage Fight Hits The Streets Of 160 U.S. Cities

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business

(Adds quotes from demonstrations in Knoxville, Boston and Washington) By Mark Guarino CHICAGO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Thousa...

Seattle Protects the Environment and Workers Too

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Certainly, there is a strong economic argument to be made for treating employees better. Frederick F. Reichheld's 2001 study The Loyalty Effect proved that customers are loyal not so much to a store as to its employees.

Socialist Party Pushing $20 Minimum Wage Defends $13-An-Hour Job Listing

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business

The Freedom Socialist Party has right-wing bloggers seeing red over a job listing that paid less than the group advocates for a minimum wage. Earl...

Walmart Is Planning To Abandon The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

The latest sign that the tide is turning in favor of better pay for low-wage workers: Walmart's CEO on Wednesday announced the company's intention eve...

Krugman Debunks Classic Argument Against Raising Wages

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

Paying fast-food workers $15 an hour won't cause big companies like McDonald's to cut jobs, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. ...

San Francisco To Vote On $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Voters in San Francisco will have the opportunity to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this November on the heels of Seattle's city council...