If your immediate reaction to this study was to dismiss it, it is time to admit that your views cannot be swayed by science.
By Jonathan Meer
After another week and another series of Trump tweets that stole the media’s attention, these important stories may have gotten lost in your news feed.
By Erica R. Hendry, Kristen Doerer, Joshua Barajas and Iman Smith
Terrence Wise started organizing in 2013, when he was making $7.25 an hour at McDonald’s in Kansas City, Missouri.
By Kamala Kelkar and Laura Fong
Eighteen states raised the minimum wage. California broadened restrictions on cellphone use for drivers.
By Joshua Barajas and Gretchen Frazee
By Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour makes a good soundbite, but the people who will be hurt are those who are least able to look after themselves.
Low-wage workers across the country are protesting and striking in a coordinated effort labeled the Fight for $15 “day of disruption” on Tuesday. Fast-food workers, airport employees, health aides, child care workers and Uber drivers are demanding a $15 minimum…
By Paul Sonn and Yannet Lathrop
Workers of the Fight for $15 are staging their largest strike yet on Tuesday. A new report by the National Employment Law Project shows that since the movement launched in 2012, underpaid workers have won a stunning $61.5 billion in…
By Kristen Doerer
Five states this year aren’t waiting for the next administration to take shape. On Tuesday, residents of Colorado, Arizona, Maine and Washington will vote on ballot measures that would give low-wage workers a raise, the most minimum wage initiatives in…
By Mark J. Perry
Many of us in the economics profession recognize that the minimum wage is a terrible and cruel public policy, one that reduces employment opportunities for the most vulnerable Americans.
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