Chinitz: The Real Living Wage? $17.28 an Hour – at Least

October 26, 2016

“Fifteen dollars shouldn’t be too much to ask – or demand,” writes Julie Chinitz in Common Dreams. “In almost every state, a worker needs more than $15 an hour to make ends meet. Add in student debt, and the minimum living wage shoots up to […]

Doomsayers Keep Getting It Wrong on Higher Minimum Wages

October 23, 2016

In 2014, Seattle passed an ordinance to eventually raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour, giving the Pacific Northwest city the highest pay floor in the US. The ink wasn’t even dry on the wage legislation when the dire warnings […]

WHY IT MATTERS: Minimum Wage

September 21, 2016

Both candidates have struggled to articulate their positions. Hillary Clinton says she supports raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour, rather than the $15 supported by advocates for low-income workers and by the Democratic Party’s platform. Donald Trump is harder to pin down. […]

Unions Luck Out in Supreme Court Tie

June 1, 2016

A case that seemed poised to lower the boom on public unions ended in a 4-4 tie at the Supreme Court at the end of March, delivering a big victory to unions, writes Adam Liptak in The New York Times. When the case was first argued in January, the Court’s conservative majority seemed […]

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