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Articles About minimum wage
June 03, 2015
Should Politicians Be Responsible for Setting the Minimum Wage?
Minimum wage in the United States is a serious topic of debate -- and a highly political one.
May 30, 2015
7 More Cities That Want to Raise the Minimum Wage
A 2015 poll found that 75% of people supported increasing the minimum wage to at least $12.50 an hour.
May 30, 2015
7 Surprising Cities Where You’ll Find America’s Highest Minimum Wage
$15 minimum wages are dominating the headlines, but in terms of real purchasing power, these 7 cities lead the country in helping those on the bottom.
May 20, 2015
5 Companies Taking a Stand For a Living Wage
These 5 companies believe their workers should earn a livable wage.
May 19, 2015
Why Raising the Minimum Wage Is Not Going to Fix the Problem
Raising the minimum wage nationwide could be a first step to alleviating some hardships for hourly workers. But simply raising the wage won't make everyone happy.
May 18, 2015
5 Ways We Can Help Struggling American Families
Working families have it tougher than ever, and a recent survey shows just how far behind America is in taking care of them. Here's 5 ways we can help.
May 16, 2015
Could We Ever See a Maximum Wage in the U.S.?
The idea of a maximum wage is a foreign one to most Americans, but the discussion is heating up. Is it as crazy and anti-American as it sounds?
May 15, 2015
The Worst Jobs Ever? 3 Industries That Have Put Workers at Risk
Manicurists aren’t the only workers being exploited by their bosses. Here are three other industries where workers frequently toil in unsafe conditions.
May 12, 2015
How Healthy Are America’s Small Businesses?
This infographic reveals how small business owners perceive different issues.
May 11, 2015
Why the Middle Class Should Care About the Minimum Wage
For all the talk about minimum and living wages, one important question often goes unanswered: what exactly is a living wage?
May 09, 2015
America, We Should Talk About a Basic Income
As inequality continues to get worse, at what point should America bring a basic income into the conversation?
May 08, 2015
How Goodwill Industries Fails to Show Good Will
For all its successes, Goodwill's low payment of employees with disabilities is abysmal. But the pennies workers earn is legal, only making the problem worse.
April 17, 2015
If a $15 Minimum Wage Sounds Crazy, This Will Blow Your Mind
As minimum wages around the country get a bump, one company is going above and beyond -- instituting a $70,000 minimum for all employees.
April 15, 2015
Skyrocketing CEO Pay Hurts Everyone, and Here’s Why
Since 1978, CEO compensation has gone through the roof, while ordinary workers have settled for much less. Why is this a problem and what can be done about it?
April 12, 2015
5 Cities Where You’re Guaranteed at Least $10 an Hour
Some U.S. cities have taken aggressive steps to boost their minimum wage.
April 06, 2015
3 Problems Standing in the Way of a Hillary Clinton Presidency
Hillary Clinton has been in the public spotlight almost nonstop since Bill Clinton began campaigning for president in 1991.
March 27, 2015
4 Businesses that are Cutting Costs With Robot Workers
As the robotics industry picks up steam, many low-wage workers are concerned about their job security. Here are four companies that have already started replacing humans with machines.
March 25, 2015
No, Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Hasn’t Hurt the City’s Economy
Seattle is set to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour, and that's already being blamed for some economic issues. Is that an accurate assessment?
March 23, 2015
Is Obama Helping or Hurting the Middle Class?
Americans may not have enough confidence in policy effectiveness anymore.
March 23, 2015
It Just Became Harder to Hate Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart, the much-maligned retail giant, just surprised workers with an increase in wages. What does it all mean?
March 12, 2015
5 Cities Where the Minimum Wage Is Above $10 an Hour
Five U.S. cities where workers are guaranteed to earn at least $10 an hour.
March 08, 2015
2 Reasons American Retailers Are Caving on the Minimum Wage
Over the past year, a number of major retailers have announced that they will increase the minimum wage they pay employees.
February 28, 2015
5 New Regulations That Could Impact Your Small Business
These five regulations could impact your small business in 2015.
February 21, 2015
This Is Why Washington Will Keep Ignoring Minimum Wage
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has indicated that the question of increasing the minimum wage has taken up too much of the Senate’s time.
February 06, 2015
Obama Says the U.S. Economic ‘Resurgence Is Real,’ But Is He Right?
Obama has claimed "America’s Resurgence is real."
February 04, 2015
Is the Official Unemployment Rate Really Misleading?
What numbers are missing, and does it change the overall message government and Wall Street are sending?
January 31, 2015
One Hard Economic Truth We Need to Address
President Obama has gotten the economy back on its feet, but there's still one big issue: The poor are getting left behind.
January 28, 2015
Obama Won’t Say, but the Real State of the Union Is a Political Mess
The State of the Union Address is a carefully orchestrated piece of performance theater for all involved, but no more so than for the president, Barack Obama.
January 28, 2015
10 States With the Most Minimum Wage Workers
Does your state have a high number of minimum wage earners?
January 26, 2015
How Do Americans Feel About These SOTU Issues?
We saw all sorts of responses to the president's State of the Union address last week, but how do Americans feel about the issues discussed?
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