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Poverty Wages

Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Is Still Far From What It Should Be

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business

Seattle just passed the highest minimum wage in the nation: $15 an hour, well above the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Yet, as progressive and mon...

Why Airport Workers Must Have MLK Day as a Paid Holiday

Camille Rivera | Posted 02.19.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

The Port Authority has the power to raise standards at the airports, ask contractors to pay better wages and allow the contracted workers some paid holidays. It is the right thing to do.

Strikes To Hit 100 American Cities

AP | CANDICE CHOI and SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in ...

The Fast-Food Chains Costing Taxpayers The Most Money

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: The fast-food industry is one of the nation’s largest employers of low and minimum wage workers. According to one group, often the in...