The former Colorado governor proposes phasing in a $15 minimum wage depending on an area's cost of living.
By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
Fulfilling one of the new Democratic governor's top campaign promises, Illinois is on track to be the first state in the Midwest to push its base wage to $15.
By John O'Connor, Associated Press
There are plenty of businesses who have figured out a way to make profit and pay a living wage. If your business can't do both, it might be time to rethink your business model, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos.
By Nick Corcodilos
New minimum wage requirements will take effect in 20 states and nearly two dozen cities around the start of the new year, affecting millions of workers.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
By Joseph Pisani, Michelle Chapman, Associated Press
Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month.
By PBS NewsHour, Cat Wise
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 Saher Khan
The 24-hour news cycle is filled with political coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
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.
If your immediate reaction to this study was to dismiss it, it is time to admit that your views cannot be swayed by science.
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