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Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

This Is Scott Walker's Idea Of A Living Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Linda Branch, a 50-year-old personal care worker in Milwaukee, works 20 hours a week making $11 an hour, or around $400 every two weeks....

Minimum Wage Hike Has Strong Support Among Employers, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business

Poll after poll indicates that the vast majority of Americans believe the minimum wage isn't high enough. Apparently, a lot of U.S. employers agree. ...

Democrats, Meet the Minimum-Wage Movement

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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.

Clinton Reveals 'The Most Important Thing We Can Do' To Fight Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton said raising the minimum wage is "the most important thing we can do" in the short run to help with the issue of income ...

Vermont's Raising It's Minimum Wage To $10.50, Higher Than Any Other State

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, June 9 (Reuters) - Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Monday signed a law that will raise the state's minimum wage to $10.50 an hour by 2018,...

Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

As the United States slips from its status as the globe's number one economic power, small numbers of Americans continue to amass staggering amounts of wealth, while simultaneously inequality trends toward historic levels.

Seattle City Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which w...

Michigan Raises Its Minimum Wage

AP | EMMA FIDEL | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage by 25 percent gradually over the next f...

1.2 Million Reasons To Be Angry At Senate Republicans

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Business

You may not need another reason to be angry that Senate Republicans just blocked a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an...

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.

Minnesota Lawmakers Approve Minimum Wage Hike

AP | By BRIAN BAKST | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota workers earning the minimum wage will see yearly raises under a bill given final approval Thursday that pushes the ...

State Lawmakers Reach Deal To Hike Minimum Wage

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's minimum wage would rise to $9.50 per hour within a few years and continue going up unless a governor's administra...

Obama Presses For Minimum Wage Hike With Dem Candidate

AP | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Mich...

This Is What's Driving The Minimum Wage Debate

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Give America a raise!" President Barack Obama implored Congress in his State of the Union address. But it would cost jobs, Repub...

Biden: Raising Minimum Wage Would Be 'Good For Business'

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that many restaurant owners support raising the tipped minimum wage for waiters and waitre...

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.

A Year of Action, a Year of Opportunity in Congress

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

For many working families, even two incomes are not enough to make ends meet, as the cost of living has outpaced a rise in wages. These families are increasingly experiencing the effects of poverty, and, for the first time in the program's history, households led by working-age Americans are the largest group accessing federal food assistance.

White House: Obama Move On Minimum Wage To Help 'Couple Hundred Thousand'

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama's executive order to increase the minimum wage on new federal contract workers will li...

Sam Stein

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors By Executive Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address that he's raising the minimum wage for workers ...

600 Economists Now Back A $10.10 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

It’s about time to raise the minimum wage, at least according to 600 economists. The group, which includes seven Nobel laureates, attached their...

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 ...

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Could Lift About 5 Million Out Of Poverty

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could help lift nearly 5 million people out of poverty, a new study finds. If Congress were to...

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...

Study Demolishes Key GOP Talking Point On Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business

Raising the minimum wage would help the working poor and give the entire economy a boost, a new analysis finds. If the minimum wage rose to $10.10...