by Press and Media | on Sep 27, 2016

Let the people decide

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but many states have raised that floor, including Massachusetts and California, which have a minimum wage of $10 an hour.  In November, five more...

by Press and Media | on Sep 07, 2016

Raises on the ballot

This article first appeared in The Courier News.Democratic state lawmakers are fast-tracking a bid to have voters next year decide whether the minimum wage should be increased to $10.10 per hour,...

by Press and Media | on Aug 18, 2016

Bare minimum

Waiters and waitresses often welcome customers, radiating a positive attitude designed to provide good service and boost tips. The customer isn’t only right: The customer, really, is the one...

by Press and Media | on Aug 09, 2016

$15 minimum is working

This article first appeared in the Seattle Times, written by Daniel Beekman.Seattle’s labor market has thrived since the city became the first major metropolis in the country to pass a law...

by Brian Young | on Jul 12, 2016

Brainwashing a Walmart Army

Walmart is up to their old tricks again.  After getting a lot of positive attention last year when they announced raises for all of their workers, it now looks like the company has been using...

by Brian Young | on Jul 01, 2016

Disgracing our national pastime

Riding the bus, playing in tiny stadiums and barely getting paid is the way of life for many minor league baseball players.  While a small percentage will ever make it to the Big Show, let alone...

by Press and Media | on Jun 10, 2016

Where the wages are being raised

Once again some great coverage from the gang over at Politico, they titled this "Wage Watch" - Kris LaGrangeMIAMI BEACH RAISES MINIMUM WAGE. Miami Beach became the first city in Florida to...

by Press and Media | on Jun 09, 2016

Trump the deadbeat builder

A USA TODAY NETWORK investigation has found hundreds of cases in which Donald Trump and his businesses are accused of failing to pay people for their work.Donald Trump casts himself as a protector of...

by Press and Media | on Jun 08, 2016

D.C. minimum wage hiked to $15

 This article was originally written by Ben Nuckols for the Associated Press. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers in the nation's capital approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage on Tuesday,...

by Kate Hogan | on May 31, 2016

The Human Toll

Low wages and non-union work affects more people on Long Island that we would like to think.The living wage on Long Island is currently around 46,000 dollars a year, or close to 22 dollars an hour....

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