Minimum Wage

The Ten Worst-Paying Jobs in America
From fry cooks to the guy parking cars
August 31, 2014

It's Labor Day—time to remember everybody who works, but particularly those who don't make a lot of money.

It's Time to Pay Prisoners the Minimum Wage
Paying just $2 a day hurts our economy and punishes families
August 15, 2014

Giving convicts labor equality will help our conscience and our bottom line. 

The NFL Cheerleaders Should Be Your Fair-Pay Heroes
August 04, 2014

The bottom 60 percent of the workforce hasn’t gotten a raise in a decade, and, for some, pay has even fallen. The basic bargain that Americans put in a hard day’s work and share in some of the bounty they produce has been broken.

The Future of Minimum Wage Will Be Decided in Cities
August 01, 2014

Why Seattle is part of a trend, not an anomaly.

Here's a Quick, Smart Way Obama Could Raise Worker Wages
Make federal contractors do right by their employees
July 29, 2014

Tell federal agencies to stop contracting with firms that don't treat their employees well.

Obamacare Is Working, But Some Insurers Are Behaving Badly
July 10, 2014

Many more Americans are getting health coverage, but some of their insurers aren't behaving very well.

Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Is Smart, But There's a Reason the U.S. Government Won't Copy it
June 26, 2014

Low-wage workers deserve an adequate standard of living.

No Risk, No Reward: Seattle Should Approve a $15 Minimum Wage
May 06, 2014

What happens when you severely increase the minimum wage? We won’t know unless we try.

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