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Local Minimum Wage

Alabama Shuts Down Raises for 40,000 Workers in Birmingham as Minimum Wage Fight Continues

Mitchell Hirsch | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Mitchell Hirsch

What Alabama's done here is to have politicians, acting at the behest of myopic, regressive business interests, wield the power of the State to suppress wages. It's state-mandated wage suppression, pure and simple.

New York State: The New Oklahoma?

Tsedeye Gebreselassie | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Tsedeye Gebreselassie

At a time when cities and states are working to address economic inequality and fight poverty by passing minimum wage increases, why would a state hamstring its cities from setting a higher minimum wage?