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Higher Minimum Wage Strengthens Labor Unions

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Unions may have been weakened by Republican efforts to eliminate labor's collective bargaining rights (which in turn weakens their support of Democratic Party policies), but that may be changing as unions have found a new cause: working to raise minimum wages.

This Mourning on Mother's Day

Kali Nicole Gross | Posted 05.07.2015 | Black Voices
Kali Nicole Gross

This Mother's Day feels different. Ominous somehow and heavy with sorrow. It seems wrong to celebrate when so many mothers are in pain. Whether weeping over the unarmed, and largely ignored, corpses of their daughters slain by police.

Here's The California City That Will Have The Highest Minimum Wage In The Country

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis May 6 (Reuters) - Emeryville, a small city in the San Francisco Bay Area, has given initial approval to the nation...

Dave Jamieson

Democratic Candidate Calls For $10.10 Minimum Wage But Pays Workers Less | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of his bid for Congress, Iowan Ravi Patel has circulated a petition urging House Speaker John Boehner (R) to support boosting th...

Dave Jamieson

Obama And Democrats Raise Their Minimum Wage Proposal To $12 | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With fast-food workers going on strike and local governments raising their wage floors, Democrats in Congress have decided their stalled...

Fighting Against the $15 Minimum Wage

Dan Lambert | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Dan Lambert

New Yorkers are fighting for higher wages, with increasing intensity over the past several months. In early April, between 10,000 and 15,000 laborers and students marched on New York. The genesis of the protest seems to be from the fast food industry as well as activist students.

Senate Cook Begs Obama For Action: My American Dream Is A 'Nightmare'

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The plight of the low-wage American worker hit the U.S. Senate close to home last week. Olotara is a Senate cook who was among the contract workers...

The $15 Minimum Wage Is Only the First Step

Eoin Higgins | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Eoin Higgins

The fight for the $15 minimum wage needs to be seen as part of a larger struggle. The results of a successful fight for a higher minimum wage will be positive for a limited time. Fighting for a higher wage in the United States must be accompanied by fighting for better working conditions and wages globally.

Nevada Minimum Wage Hike Surprisingly Pits Business Against Labor

AP | By RILEY SNYDER | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada business and labor groups are split over a proposed measure that would raise the state's minimum wage but make it mo...

Raise Los Angeles' Minimum Wage and Enforce It

Laphonza Butler | Posted 04.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

In the current system, it is too easy for unscrupulous employers to avoid the consequences of their actions, which disadvantages those businesses and employers that play by the rules.

Dave Jamieson

How Raising The Minimum Wage To $15 Changed These Workers' Lives | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

SEATAC, Wash. -- In late 2013, voters in this airport town outside Seattle narrowly approved a groundbreaking measure setting a minimum wage of $15 pe...

Protests For $15 Minimum Wage Are Heating Up

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage worke...

Here's What the Fight for $15 Strikers Have in Common With You

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Mary Kay Henry

More than 200 cities will see strikes today. Tens of thousands of people will join in and express their support. They are people like you.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Why Corporate America Is Finally Raising Wages | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business

It's good for business.

13 Companies That Aren't Waiting For Congress To Raise The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman & Jenny Che | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business

It’s been six years since Congress raised the federal minimum wage, which stands at a paltry $7.25. Some companies aren’t waiting around any longer.

Income Support Programs and Low-Wage Work

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Getting the size of support programs right requires discarding fuzzy thinking and focusing on the both the benefits and the costs of making work more expensive.

Minimum Wage Worker Loses Her Job For Talking To Washington Post

The Washington Post | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business

Shanna Tippen was another hourly worker at the bottom of the nation’s economy, looking forward to a 25 cent bump in the Arkansas minimum wage that w...

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Consider Raising Their Minimum Wage Proposal To $12 | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate's labor committee, has been reaching out to her Democratic colleagues to rally...

Fasting for an End to Starvation Wages

Rudy López | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Rudy López

Fast-food workers and the millions of low-wage workers trapped in the margins of our economy are changing the world. Leaders in the faith community are standing with them along with tens of thousands of concerned people who believe in fairness.

State With Highest Minimum Wage May Raise It Even Higher

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Washington state, which already has the nation's highest minimum wage, is considering raising it even higher. Democratic state lawmakers are advanc...

10 Companies That Aren't Waiting For Congress To Raise The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business

Walmart and T.J. Maxx are two of the latest companies.

T.J. Maxx Follows Walmart's Lead And Raises Wages

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business

Walmart isn’t the only retailer bumping its minimum wage to $9 an hour. T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other department stores owned by TJX Companies s...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In a move that could alter the minimum wage debate and improve the image of the world's largest retailer, Walmart announced it will rais...

Wealth: Legitimate and Illegitimate

Edward Corcoran | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Excessive wealth accumulation is the result of permissive conditions that allow and even promote it. Lobbying efforts and campaign contributions are major avenues of influence. But these ultimately depend on public acceptance of rationales which facilitate wealth accumulation.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio: Mitt Romney 'Disingenuous' On Poverty

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

After laughing off the prospect of another presidential run by Mitt Romney last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) had even more critical wo...