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Living Wage

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 04.18.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the...

¡Si Se Puede! (Yes We Can!)

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Henry A. J. Ramos

To be strong and whole as a nation, we must continue the work that César Chávez began all those years ago -- the unfinished work of fulfilling our social contract, not just for the haves, but even more importantly for society's have-nots.

Watch: All Work and No Pay

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

You've heard about the wave of recent protests calling on fast food chains like McDonald's and Burger King to raise wages for their employees, who are forced to live on next to nothing. But did you know that many workers in sit-down restaurants may be faring even worse?

The National Minimum Wage Is a Moral Crime

Fred Lundgren | Posted 04.04.2014 | 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."

Will Bitcoins Become the People's Federal Reserve?

Fred Lundgren | Posted 03.26.2014 | Money
Fred Lundgren

Henry Ford said, "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there wou...

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Are Wrong

Arun Ivatury | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Arun Ivatury

Maybe the error lies not in too much intervention to boost wages, but in assuming a healthy economy is possible without such corrective action. Maybe we can provide living wages and decent benefits and still thrive economically. Maybe Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are wrong.

The 'Paid-What-You're-Worth' Myth

Robert Reich | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

It's often assumed that people are paid what they're worth. According to this logic, minimum wage workers aren't worth more than the $7.25 an hour they now receive. If they were worth more, they'd earn more. Any attempt to force employers to pay them more will only kill jobs.

Boehner Unmasked: Profits Over People

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Is it the job of members of Congress to serve the interests of their corporate pay masters or to support the working class of 30 million Americans whose wages have failed to keep up with inflation as corporate profits and bosses pay have soared?

Fair Food

Alison Cayne | Posted 03.06.2014 | Food
Alison Cayne

This past Saturday, I had the privilege of speaking at the TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference. I spoke about the Food Movement and put...

A Living Wage is an Equal Voice

Luz Vega-Marquis | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Luz Vega-Marquis

If you believe in the power of numbers to tell a true story, and that acting on these equations can help create a better future for all of us, then read on.

A Biblical Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

Rabbi Michael Knopf | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Knopf

For those of us whose religious traditions form the core of our ethical strivings, we might rightly ask whether the Bible offers any guidance in helping us find our place within this debate. Does the Bible advocate a minimum wage, and if so, would it compel us to raise it?

Living Wage, Will You Be My Valentine?

Richard Fowler | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Richard Fowler

As we celebrate another Valentine's Day, let's take a moment to think about who is preparing those chocolates, cutting those flowers, and waiting your table. In all likelihood, those individuals are making less than a living wage.

Kathleen Miles

California Considers Highest Minimum Wage Of Any State

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business

California may soon require the highest minimum wage of any U.S. state. State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill Monday to raise th...

De Blasio Wants Corporate Welfare Queens To Pay Living Wage

Posted 02.04.2014 | Business

New York City's new mayor, Bill DeBlasio, has had enough of big corporations taking advantage of the city's welfare system by paying notoriously low w...

Cities Tackle Inequality

David Morris | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
David Morris

A growing number of cities are moving into the power vacuum left by a dysfunctional Washington and too-cautious state governments to tackle inequality.

Why Costco?

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Peter Dreier

On Wednesday, on the heels of his landmark State of the Union speech about income inequality, President Barack Obama will be touring a Costco store in Lanham, Maryland. Why Costco and not Walmart, which is a much bigger and better-known discount retailer?

No One Can Live on $7.25 an Hour

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Kurt A. Gardinier

Minimum wage workers are no longer kids flipping burgers in the summer for some spending money. These are people trying to live. Many of them are trying to support themselves and their families, and they can't do it on $7.25 an hour.

It's Class Warfare, Stupid!

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Republicans have begun their campaign to regain the Senate in the 2014-midterm elections. So far, they've emphasized negative ads about Obamacare. If this tactic falters, the GOP will fall back on the same lies they used in the 2012 presidential election.

Walmart Day Parade. Anyone?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Richard Zombeck

We're finally having a discussion about income inequality and the enormous disparity in wealth in this country. Is it really a surprise to anyone that Walmart is the go-to example of what's wrong in this country?

Kathleen Miles

LA Considers Highest Minimum Wage In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Los Angeles may soon require the highest minimum wage in America. In the coming weeks, three city council members plan to introduce a motion to rai...

Do You Earn a Living Wage?

Abhi Nangia | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Abhi Nangia

A toast is in order. A toast to everyone fortunate enough to earn a living wage. Here's a toast to complacency. Yes, complacency. Why am I writin...

Judy Wicks Threatens to Give Business a Good Name

John Locke Goss | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
John Locke Goss

I was recently invited into the cozy Philadelphia row home of one of the great entrepreneurial minds and hearts of my generation. By almost any measur...

Shopping Free or Slave? Nelson Mandela and Freedom as a Choice

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

This holiday season, I am wondering if it is possible to feel good about the workers in our "free trade" world. I was picked up and driven to the trai...

What Really Matters

Robin Hardman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

How we treat people matters. No one should be paid too little to live on. No one should risk losing everything, living in misery or dying unnecessarily because of a lack of affordable medical treatment.

Living Wage

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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