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By Ivette Feliciano
More than 17 million Americans could see their income rise if the $15 minimum wage now in the COVID relief bill passes Congress. We hear from some of those who would be impacted by a minimum wage increase, and Stephanie…
By Stephanie Sy, Saher Khan, Matt Loffman, Ian Couzens
As the coronavirus crisis has intensified, low-wage working families immediately experienced drastically reduced work hours and layoffs. The economic and psychological consequences for families have been severe.
By Elizabeth O. Ananat, Anna Gassman-Pines, Econofact
Away from the tourist attractions of Anaheim, California, housing is a daily challenge for minimum-wage workers who play a vital role in the region's booming economy. Even for those who work full-time, garages, spare bedrooms, motel rooms, cars and tents…
By PBS NewsHour, Cat Wise
Every day, about 50 people are sexually assaulted or raped in the workplace in the U.S. While the entertainment industry and the political world have been in the headlines, the problem extends to those who work in hotels, clean offices,…
By PBS NewsHour
By Nick Hanauer
Trickle-down economics claims that if wages go up, jobs must come down. A controversial new study from the University of Washington has inadvertently fallen prey to that antiquated narrative.
By Joshua Barajas
D.C. lawmakers approved a measure Tuesday that would raise the hourly minimum wage to $15, joining lawmakers in New York and California who have passed similar proposals in recent months.
The fight for a $15 per hour minimum wage has won its biggest victories yet. California lawmakers voted for a bill to raise the minimum by 2022, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he reached a deal to hike…
Thousands of workers walked off the job in as many as 270 cities in a push to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, up from $7.25. Gwen Ifill speaks to Alan Krueger of Princeton University, who believes…
Three years since a small group of fast-food workers began protesting in demand of higher pay and better conditions, a minimum wage of $15 an hour is becoming a reality for many across the country. Jeffrey Brown gets two perspectives…
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