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Taking Care of Business. Business Taking Care.

Frank Islam | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

In 1973, the rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive had a big hit with their song Takin' Care of Business which celebrated the joys of being a rock music...

J.P. Morgan To Give Its Lowest Paid Workers A Raise

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business

JPMorgan Chase will give its lowest paid employees a raise over the next two years, its chairman and chief executive Jamie Dimon wrote in an opinion p...

Making Higher Wages a Reality in Los Angeles

Nayantara Mehta | Posted 07.05.2016 | Los Angeles
Nayantara Mehta

On Friday, workers in the City of Los Angeles saw the minimum wage rise to $10.50 (or $10.00 for smaller employers)--the first of several annual steps...

Increasing Wages for Home Health Aides, Part 2: New York's Public-Private Collaboration Points the Way to a Solution

Marki Flannery | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

I look forward to continuing positive results as we address the problem together, in a way that ensures that the comfort, security and reassurance of a home health aide's daily care is available for all of our loved ones, if and when they need it.

Wednesday's Futures Trades Made $683.50 In 10 Minutes - Today We Like:

Phil Davis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

It's Non-Farm Payroll Day! Much more exciting than Cinco de Mayo, which we properly celebrated with quesadillas and sangria last night. We cele...

Who Opposes Overtime Pay Increase, Really?

Harlan Green | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

That's a no-brainer--Republicans, of course. Who else would oppose updating the safeguards against working more than 40 hours without overtime pay, p...

Target To Increase Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Discount retailer Target Corp has started raising employee wages to a minimum of $10 an hour, its second hike in a year, pressured...

California's Nation-Leading Minimum Wage Hike Is the Latest for Birthday Boy Jerry Brown

William Bradley | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown avoided his characteristic quipsmanship as he signed California's nation-leading minimum wage hike into law on Monday morning in downtown LA.

Leaked Documents Shows Strong Business Support For Raising Minimum Wage

The Washington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business

Whenever minimum wage increases are proposed on the state or federal level, business groups tend to fight them tooth and nail....

Here's How A $15 Minimum Wage Could Change California

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business

Minimum wage activists just took a giant step toward victory in California. The state's legislature will take up a proposal to increase the minimum wa...

Sanders Is Fighting to Raise the Wages for Most Black and Latino Workers

Mark Paul | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Mark Paul

Only one candidate -- Bernie Sanders -- has endorsed the call for a $15 federal minimum wage by 2020 through the Pay Workers a Living Wage Act. Hillary Clinton backs a modest $12 wage, while some Republicans have called to lower or even eliminate the minimum wage altogether.

New York Farmers Say A $15 Minimum Wage Would 'Decimate' Their Profits

Grub Street | Posted 03.17.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

Cuomo's people argue the first priority is still fixing the state's problem of hardworking people "living in poverty," but a legal adviser to the governor tells the AP they're happy to look at addressing the industry's concerns.

Another State Decides To Block Local Minimum Wage Raises

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

If you can't beat 'em, block 'em. That seems to be the Republican playbook these days for fending off local minimum wage hikes. Following in the foot...

Empower Workers With Higher Pay

Keith Mestrich | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Keith Mestrich

Right now, despite many bank CEOs making tens of millions of dollars each year, the average bank teller makes just $25,800. Here in New York, 39 percent of bank tellers are forced to rely on public assistance programs just to make ends meet. This is morally wrong, yes, but it's also just bad business.

Raise the Minimum Wage Now! With a Smart, Fair, Incremental and Regional Approach

David Bronner | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
David Bronner

When a person working 40 hours a week can't cover the basic costs of living, there's something deeply wrong with our economic system. Paying workers fairly isn't just the right thing to do, it's what makes our communities and businesses thrive.

How Republicans Are Blocking Local Minimum Wage Hikes

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

Republicans in the Alabama legislature apparently don't trust the state's cities and towns to govern themselves, at least when it comes to the minimum...

Show Me (More Than) the Money

Erica Payne | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Erica Payne

American conservatives love to say that raising the minimum wage is a "job killer." They like to cite figures from the Congressional Budget Office that suggest the country would lose 500,000 jobs if the minimum wage was raised. For a while there, their boogieman worked.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

The Campaign Promises Hillary Probably Can't Keep

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Hillary's pledge to deliver on all her promises is at the heart of her pitch to Democratic voters. It is demonstrably false. The minimum wage and health care are just two examples of promises Hillary Clinton is unlikely to keep.

Bernie Is More Generous to Workers Than Hillary

William Astore | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Last night's town hall in Nevada revealed a crucial difference between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Bernie came out strongly for a $15 per hour minimum wage. A living wage, as he called it. Hillary demurred, suggesting that $12 per hour was sufficient.

I Support Bernie Sanders Because He Supports Me

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

So you ask us: "How dare Bernie run?" You imply: "How dare you, a Democrat, support his run?" My answer, aside from pointing out that this is a democratic election rather than a Democratic coronation, is simple: I support Bernie Sanders because he supports me.

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 video above, learn...

Basic Wage, Basic Rights

Erica Payne | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Erica Payne

If we are a moral people, we must move to raise the minimum wage. This is our first order of business: to raise the wage to $15 an hour and secure the floor so that it is not devalued by inflation.

Conservative Myths on Minimum Wage Have Dangerous Implications

Duncan Hosie | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Ultimately, paying people more than poverty wages doesn't just help workers. It strengthens the foundation of our economy and paves the way for growth. But don't expect the Republicans running for President to change their positions and rhetoric.

Some New York Politicians Are Not Truthful to the Working Class

John Burnett | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
John Burnett

It's not easy to explain viable alternatives to sharply raising the minimum wage. Anything to the contrary makes a person sound like a scrooge. Who doesn't want to see people earn a higher wage, right?