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Raise the Minimum Wage

On Minimum Wage, Follow Seattle's Lead

Keith Mestrich | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

Raising the minimum wage won't solve these problems overnight, but making sure workers earn enough to get by is critical to turning the tide and strengthening our economy. And it's something we should advance in our communities today.

Civil Rights Leaders, Past and Present, Agree: Americans Deserve Better Wages

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Wade Henderson, Esq.

The facts are clear. Raising the wage is a popular idea with bipartisan support that would help to lift working families out of poverty and expand the economy for everyone.

Tipped Workers In A Few States Are Finally Getting A Raise

Pew's Stateline | Pamela M. Prah | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

GOP Rep: Raising The Minimum Wage Is 'Not Right'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) said raising the minimum wage is "not right," claiming "it does more harm to our economy." In a video posted by ThinkProg...

The National Minimum Wage Is a Moral Crime

Fred Lundgren | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

It can be argued that companies dependent upon $7.25 an hour labor to be profitable are not really legitimate businesses, they are publicly supported "corporate welfare recipients."

Obama Group Urges Congress To 'Give America A Raise'

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group supporting President Barack Obama's agenda is airing a new television ad bolstering his call for an increase in the federa...

The Fight for 15

Dennis Trainor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Originally posted at AcronymTV.com Fast-food workers walked off their jobs in over 100 cities on Thursday, demanding a living wage. The actions ...

Gov. Candidate Promises Serious Hike To Minimum Wage

Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

Democrat Mark Schauer promised Monday to hike Michigan's minimum wage if he is elected governor, the Associated Press reported. Michigan's minimum ...

Should Large Companies Be Required To Pay Higher Wages?

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The bitter standoff between Wal-Mart and Washington, D.C. officials over the city's effort to impose a higher minimum wage on big-box re...