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Increasing Minimum Wage

A Penny for Your Thoughts on the Minimum Wage

Beth Kobliner | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business
Beth Kobliner

Embarrassingly, I had fallen prey to the anti-minimum-wage-hike propaganda. But what I have learned is that the majority of low-wage workers are adults, not teens, many of whom are using that money to support their families.

Increasing the Minimum Wage Can Actually Create Jobs -- If It's Enforced

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Big low-wage employers squeeze employees by deliberately staying understaffed, relying on mandatory overtime as needed. A forced wage increase creates jobs by taking away the gain from under-staffing. Holy cow! Talk about turning Econ 101 on its head!

On Labor Day, Let's Change The Way We View Low-Skilled Jobs

Maureen Conway | Posted 11.01.2013 | Impact
Maureen Conway

The question I'm struggling with this Labor Day is: why do we expect so many jobs to pay so poorly? For the people who care for our children and our elderly, prepare and serve us our food, ring up our purchases, guard the buildings in which we work, and a host of other occupations, our policy response is that these individuals should become more skilled so that they can move out of these jobs

10 Things Minimum Wage Haters Don't Want To Admit

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

President Barack Obama's recent proposal to raise the federal minimum wage has been met with opposition from top Republican lawmakers and business lea...