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Hunter Stuart

No, Connecticut Businesses Aren't Freaking Out About The New $10.10 Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business

Bill Iovanne, Jr., isn't worried about Connecticut's new minimum wage hike hurting his bottom line. "Our full-time employees are all on salary, an...

The Paradoxical Position of the National Restaurant Association in the Minimum Wage Debate

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The NRA's very presence in this debate, the very fact that they planted this letter, is paradoxical evidence against the argument that the higher minimum wage comes exclusively out of workers' jobs and higher prices.

This City Proves A Minimum Wage Boost Could Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

Could San Francisco's economy make a case for Obama's proposed minimum wage hike? New research suggests that the city's decision to raise the minimum ...

Understanding CBO's Minimum-Wage Report

Scott Lilly | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

As the uproar over the CBO analysis demonstrates, the issue of whether jobs are gained or lost as a result of a minimum-wage increase depends largely on how we analyze the vast amount of research that has been conducted on the question over the past half-century.

Democrat Breaks With Party Over Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) has come out against a federal minimum wage increase that has the support of President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats and the...

Senate Women Say: Raise The Minimum Wage!

Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

At a time when 400 American families have more wealth than 150 million, an American single mom earning minimum wage at a full-time job takes home just $15,000 a year to support her family -- below the poverty line.

Minimum Wage vs. Maximum Greed

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

If anyone believes even for a brief moment that corporations are in the business of hiring more people, he/she just might be temporarily delusional. Let's be honest and keep it real: businesses are consistently looking to grow their profits.

America Deserves a Raise

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

Increasing the minimum wage is part of the president's vision of opportunity for all, a fair chance to get ahead if you're willing to work hard. It will help families and it will help businesses. It's the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.

Why We Shouldn't Raise the Minimum Wage

Tom Rogan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Tom Rogan

Ultimately, raising the minimum wage isn't an avenue to a fairer, more prosperous America. It's an obstacle.

Raise to Minimum Wage an Urgent Need for U.S.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

A raise of the federal minimum wage is one of those common-sense proposals that is both good for the economy and good for the country. Considering there has not been an increase since July 2009, workers who depend on these wages have been losing income to inflation for over four years. A raise is long overdue.

Obama On Minimum Wage: Give America A Raise

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LANHAM, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama says it's time to give Americans a raise. Obama is at a Costco warehouse in ...

Even These People Think It's Time To Raise The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

If these people think it's time to raise the minimum wage, it probably is. 1. Bill O’Reilly, Fox News Host “I say fine, up it. I don’t...

Economists: $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Provide 'Much-Needed' Help

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

A large swath of economists agree, raising the minimum wage is a good idea. In a letter released Tuesday through the Economic Policy Institute, a ...

13 States Raised Their Minimum Wage, But We Still Have A Big Problem

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Thirteen states raised their minimum wage Wednesday. Those boosts will provide the country's low-wage workforce with some relief. But in many areas th...

Arkansas Democrat Backs Ballot Initiative To Raise Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Pryor offered a tentative endorsement Monday of a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage in his home state of Arkansas. ...

$15 Minimum Wage Referendum To Appear On March Primary Ballots

Posted 12.19.2013 | Chicago

When Chicago voters head to the polls to vote in next March's primary election, some of them will encounter a question that's been the subject of many...

Federal Minimum Wage War Outmaneuvered By Municipalities

Michael Shank | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

All the reasons are there for an increase in minimum wage. It's good for the economy. It's good for workers and for business. It's good for social mobility, and it's good for the American Dream. What a patriotic policy, then, and how fitting for the nation's capital to consider it. Let's hope D.C. implements it and soon.

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Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Kony's Surrender, The Hunger Games, Social Justice and Your Teen

Allena Tapia | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Allena Tapia

As a mother and social justice writer, I struggle daily with the balance of wanting to provide my children a healthy cocoon with minimal discomfort, while also preparing them to take on the injustices of the world -- a role I expect them to step up into someday.

9 Places Fighting For A Higher Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

With President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the federal minimum wage going nowhere, some states and cities are taking matters into their own hands...

Washington's Historic Opportunity to Help Low Income Americans

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Following an extended government shutdown and the ugly showdown over the federal debt ceiling, both parties need to find bipartisan solutions to critical problems in order to rehabilitate their credibility with the American public.

City Mayor Supports Minimum Wage Above $15

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

SEATTLE -- SEATTLE (AP) — The idea of a $15 minimum wage continues to build momentum in the Seattle area, with Mayor Mike McGinn saying he would sup...

Why We Need to Raise the Minimum Wage Now

Ben Mangan | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Ben Mangan

This notion that opportunity should follow hard work is at the heart of the American economic ethos. While I believe in the power of markets, I also believe that the current minimum wage fails to meet a basic standard of reasonableness, and violates American values.

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...

'Living Paycheck to Paycheck Would Represent an Improvement'

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

It's time to raise the minimum wage and to ensure all hardworking Americans are adequately and fairly compensated so no hardworking person has to choose between heating their home and having transportation to work.