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Minimum Wage Increase

GOP Senate Candidate Backs State Minimum Wage Boost While Opposing Federal Increase

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Alaska GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan announced Monday that he will be voting for a state ballot measure to increase the minimum wage, even though ...

Minimum Wage Hike Finds Hope In U.S. Heartland

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found succ...

Workers Fight for Fair Wages and Will Win

Michael Stewart | Posted 09.11.2014 | New York
Michael Stewart

On a cold November morning in 2012, some 200 fast food workers at places like McDonald's and Burger King started an improbable journey with a one-day strike at a handful of restaurants to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

Flip Side of the Minimum-Wage Debate

Munir Moon | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

Something that Washington does not want you to know about and hopes that nobody else will discuss during the minimum-wage debate is take-home pay af...

Democrats, Meet the Minimum-Wage Movement

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If the minimum wage had kept pace with increases in productivity since 1968, it would be $21.72. Instead, corporations and wealthy individuals have kept those gains for themselves.

Living the Wage: Lessons on Privilege and the Unexpected

Joshua Mbanusi | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Joshua Mbanusi

I found the psychological and behavioral privilege associated with living wage work to be startling. I became aware of how far I had disconnected from the reality that forces those who earn a minimum wage to forego the convenience and peace of mind that a few thousand extra dollars a year can quite literally buy.

Mollie Reilly

Minimum Wage Hike Can Help Close San Francisco's Extreme Income Gap, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new study released Wednesday finds that increasing San Francisco's minimum wage would give raises to 23 percent of the city's workf...

Joni Ernst Opposes Raising Federal Minimum Wage, Thinks $7.25 Is 'Great' For Students

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst thinks $7.25 per hour is a great beginner wage, but she doesn't have an answer for many Americans who earn t...

Fast-Food Workers Could Face Robot 'Armageddon'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

For three decades now, the idea that robots will replace fast-food workers has been more of a pipe dream of tightwad business owners than a reality. B...

Minnesota Café Charges 35 Cent 'Fee' To Protest Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business

A new "minimum wage fee" tacked on to receipts at a Minnesota restaurant is proving hard for customers to stomach. Facebook users are bombarding O...

Answers From Red States For Our Broken Criminal Justice System

Laura Barrett | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Left, right or center, few dispute that our criminal justice system is broken. But two new and thrilling victories this month are giving real hope to activists who want more effective and humane crimes policies.

Dave Jamieson

The Minimum Wage Has Not Been Raised In 5 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For those who fear America is changing too fast, take heart in our minimum wage. It hasn't been going anywhere. As of Thursday, five ...

What Does The Minimum Wage Do? An Interview With Author/Economist Paul Wolfson

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the last increase in the federal minimum wage and to call attention to the fact that the federal wage floor has not risen in five years, the U.S. Department of Labor has declared July 24th to be a "Day of Action."

Most Republicans Say They Can't Live Off Minimum Wage, But Oppose Raising It

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

A poll released Tuesday found that a vast majority of Republicans say they would not be able to live off the minimum wage. A survey conducted by t...

Beyond the Minimum Wage, a Middle-class Share of Capital?

Joseph Blasi | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Joseph Blasi

The battle to increase the minimum wage is everywhere, from global fast food worker protests and new local minimum wage laws to executive orders and passionate speeches from President Obama. It's worth considering whether minimum wage policies are sufficient to substantively address rising inequality and the broad decline of the middle class.

Chicago Moves One Step Closer To A $13 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

Chicago's minimum wage workers should be earning $13 dollars an hour by 2018, according to the recommendation of the city's minimum wage task force. ...

The Ridiculous Minimum Wage Argument

Richard Zombeck | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

It is nothing short of disgusting that the self-proclaimed "greatest country on earth" is engaged in a vehement discussion on minimum wages.

Millionaire Fast-Food CEO: Higher Minimum Wage Hurts Us All

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business

One fast-food CEO has a message for the workers toiling away in his industry: The minimum wage hike you’ve been clamoring for will only hurt you. ...

Why It Makes No Sense to Cut the Minimum Wage

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Chicago
Gov. Peter Shumlin

Decades ago, FDR chose the right path for our country and prevailed in the face of opposition determined to block a fair wage for our workers.

7 Companies That Aren't Waiting For Congress To Raise The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business

Ikea workers scored a big victory Thursday when the purveyor of inexpensive Scandinavian furniture announced it's raising its minimum wage at all U.S....

Dave Jamieson

Ikea To Raise Minimum Wage For U.S. Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Swedish furniture giant Ikea is raising the minimum wage in all of its U.S. stores, and it's doing so in a way that may raise the ba...

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...

Behind the Disney Magic, Reality Bits Back for Those Who Work There

Gary Stein | Posted 08.24.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Disney employees may be in "The Most Magical Place on Earth," but it looks as if it is dark magic that surrounds them.

Rebecca Hiscott

The Reason Gap Workers Are Wearing White This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business

Gap has made good on its promise to raise minimum employee pay to $9 an hour, and it's encouraging workers to wear white in celebration. The clothi...

You Need to Know: The Minimum Wage Wars

Eve Turow | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Eve Turow

Restaurant workers and their pay have been making headlines for nearly a year now as fast-food employees protest for higher wages and the Obama Administration attempts to increase the minimum for all workers. Here's what you need to know about minimum wage.