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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....

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.

Subway CEO No Longer Thinks Minimum Wage Hike A 'Bad Idea'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business

The chief executive of the biggest fast-food chain in the world isn’t worried about a minimum wage hike anymore. In an interview published Wednes...

Minimum Wage Hike Would Cost $15 Billion

AP | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly w...

The Economics of Abbott and Costello, Part II

Barry Levinson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Barry Levinson

Apparently in many parts of the country, the minimum wage is below the poverty line, so in essence you can be employed, working over 40 hours a week, and still unable to provide a for a family of three. I found this fact perplexing, so I thought I needed the careful logic of Abbott and Costello.

Obama Spotlights Minimum Wage In Populist Appeal To Voters

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage ...

Major Clothing Chain To Up Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

AP | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Clothing chain Gap says it will raise the minimum hourly wage for its U.S. employees to $10 in 2015. The San Francisc...

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...

Bill To Raise Minimum Wage Approved By State House Panel

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill aimed at raising the minimum wage in Kentucky has cleared a House committee. The measure is a top priority of House Sp...

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...

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...

Dave Jamieson

13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Minimum wage workers in a handful of states will be ringing in the new year with an automatic pay raise. As Congress considers legis...

5 Personal Actions You Can Take to Fight Economic Inequality

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

At the root of inequality is a moral choice: we either believe in the maxim, "I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper," or we don't.

State's Minimum Wage Move Could Could Add Momentum To Fight Elsewhere

Pew's Stateline | Pamela M. Prah | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

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.

Abolish the Minimum Wage??!! A Debate

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The empirically established fact that minimum wages don't hurt the people who get it isn't the same as showing that they help them. So why do we need a minimum wage and why would abolishing it be so harmful?

Should America's Working Poor Get a Raise?

Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact

By Sean J. Miller, TakePart Amie Crawford, 56, relocated to Chicago to be closer to family about 14 months ago. Despite three decades of experience...

Minimum Wage Laws Are the People's Federal Reserve Bank: Why Corporate America Could Easily Pay $100 an Hour for Labor

Max Keiser | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Max Keiser

Having a selective Fed that lends money to supporters at zero percent and bails them out whenever they get into trouble while forcing all others to borrow at extortionist rates without a 'get out of jail free card' is unacceptable.

Go Big on Poverty and the Minimum Wage

Marcus Bright | Posted 08.08.2012 | Miami
Marcus Bright

The time has come for actual legislation to be advanced and not just for empty rhetoric to be thrown about for the purpose of self-aggrandizement.