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Articles About minimum wage
February 02, 2016
The $70,000 Minimum Wage Experiment Reveals A Dark Truth
Gravity Payments set its minimum wage at $70,000, and the fallout has been striking. And we've seen one of the ugly parts of human nature rear its head.
February 01, 2016
6 New Cars a Minimum Wage Worker Can Afford
For those of us that didn't win the Powerball, money might still be tight. Here are 6 cars that you can buy for less than one year of minimum wage.
January 18, 2016
10 Things That Are Scaring The Hell Out of Your Employer
You're worried about job performance and security. But what about your boss? Here are 10 things that have employers lying awake at night.
January 15, 2016
Warren Buffett: 5 Controversial Quotes
Let’s take a look at five of the most controversial Buffett quotes, and why you might want to change your position on certain issues.
January 01, 2016
What This Man Learned from Working 50 Jobs in 50 States
Here's what one man learned from traveling the country in an RV to explore the state of hourly work in America.
December 22, 2015
Fatburger CEO: Why Nobody Wins With $15 Minimum Wage
What would happen if a nationwide $15 minimum wage was actually pushed through? According to Fatburger CEO Andrew Wiederhorn, nothing positive.
November 28, 2015
10 Best States in America for Minimum Wage Workers
A record number of states are leaving the federal minimum wage behind.
September 28, 2015
These 7 Presidential Candidates Want to Give You a Pay Raise
Not everyone agrees about the best way to do it, but these 7 presidential candidates are seeking to raise the minimum wage.
September 21, 2015
The Best 5 Cities for Young Workers on the Job Hunt
Young workers are paving the way for their workplace priorities, as they become the largest sector of U.S. employees. Here's the best places for them to work.
September 18, 2015
3 Reasons Why America Is Ready For a 4-Day Workweek
Is a 4-day work workweek a good idea for U.S. businesses? Data from Europe shows it might be. Here are 3 reasons to adopt a permanent 3-day weekend.
September 15, 2015
You Deserve A Bigger Paycheck, But America Isn’t Paying Up
The productivity of the American workforce has continued to rise, but paychecks haven't kept pace. Here's what will need to change for you to see more money.
August 27, 2015
No Tips, Please: Minimum Wage Hikes Change Restaurant Bills
Tipping can be annoying, but some restaurants are starting to get rid of it. Here's why, and what you'll pay instead.
August 11, 2015
How Much Should You Tip in America?
Everywhere you go, there are different minimum wage levels, and expectations for tipping. Here's your guide to how much you should throw down, if at all.
July 15, 2015
10 States Where People Can’t Really Afford to Pay Rent
Across the U.S., renters are struggling each month to pay on time or find more affordable housing. Here are the states where it's most difficult.
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.