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New Analysis Debunks Claim That A Higher Minimum Wage Kills Job Growth

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business

A higher minimum wage doesn't have to kill jobs. The 13 U.S. states that increased their minimum wages on January 1 saw higher employment growth, o...

People Are Clamoring For Jobs At The Gap, And That's A Problem

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business

President Obama pays for clothing at the Gap after the company announced it would raise its minimum wage. Just a few months after announcing pla...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

This Is What Barely Making Ends Meet In America Sounds Like | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Starting last year, The Huffington Post asked people surviving on wages near the federal minimum, as well as those struggling to even find a job, to c...

Show This To The Next Person Who Says High Minimum Wages Kill Jobs

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

If you need more evidence that a higher minimum wage won't kill the economy, consider this: The city with one of the highest minimum wages in the coun...

An Apartheid of Dollars

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

I carry with me the knowledge that economics isn't about numbers, it's about people. I know now that it's up to us to decide whether the way we pay people, the work we offer them, and how we treat them on the job is just about money or if it's about society, about how we live, who we are, the nature of America.

Why Democrats Are On Defense After The Minimum Wage Report

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A report by Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts seems to have thrown Democrats onto the defensive after it concluded that the pa...

It's Truly Terrifying That Some Pilots Earn Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business

The next time you're flying in an airplane consider this: The person operating the aircraft might not be making much more than the person who made the...

Judge: Strippers Deserve The Minimum Wage

AP | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- A federal judge has ruled that exotic dancers at a New York City strip club are protected by labor laws and entitled to be paid at least a...

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

Eleazar David Melendez

Poster Boy Against Minimum Wage Is A Burger-Flipping Fraud | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- The poster boy for the movement that opposes a major increase in the minimum wage is a burger-flipping fraud. A Japanese "robotic chef...

6 Ways A $12 Minimum Wage Would Help The Economy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business

After the D.C. Council approved a bill that requires large retailers to pay their workers a "living wage" of $12.50 -- and Walmart retreated from the...

Katy Hall

LOOK: Priced Out Of Child Care | Katy Hall | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents

Child care costs have risen in recent years while the federal minimum wage has not. In most states, a single parent working a minimum wage job 40 hour...

Why Obama's Minimum Wage Proposal Still Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

When President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour in his 2013 State Of The Union Address, he defended th...

75 Years of Rewarding Work and Responsibility

Seth D. Harris | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Seth D. Harris

A higher minimum wage provides a shot in the arm to an economy powered above all by consumer demand. When working families have more money in their pockets, they don't stash it in offshore bank accounts in the Cayman Islands -- they pump it back into their local economies.

Raise CA's Minimum Wage?

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO -- A bill to raise the minimum wage in California from the current $8 an hour to $9.25 over the next three years and then to require inflat...

Staggering Number Of College Graduates Working For Minimum Wage

Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

A college degree doesn’t guarantee anyone a big paycheck anymore. About 284,000 Americans with college degrees were working minimum wage jobs la...

Raising the Minimum Wage: A Win-Win for New Jersey

Deborah Howlett | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business
Deborah Howlett

Can you imagine trying to pay the bills and save for the future on $15,080 a year? That's all a minimum wage job in New Jersey brings in. The plain truth is that a minimum wage increase would benefit all of us, without harming business.

Majority Of Americans Support Raising The Minimum Wage

Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

The majority of Americans say they support raising the minimum wage -- by a lot. More than two-thirds of Americans say lawmakers should raise the ...

Scapegoating the Minimum Wage

Christine L. Owens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Christine L. Owens

It wouldn't be the holidays if we didn't have grinches. In the spirit of the season, this week we saw calls to lower the federal minimum wage thinly disguised as a way to help the economy.