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, 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 PBS NewsHour
There are more than 150 ballot initiatives this year at the state level, capable of creating huge change for voters. Nine states are voting on the legalization of recreational or medical marijuana. Other measures concern gun control, the minimum wage…
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.
By Jane Gottlieb, Kaiser Health News
Home care workers in at least five states are set to receive hourly increases, but critics say bigger paychecks will not impact senior citizens.
By Kristin Wyatt, Associated Press
Congress' inaction on the $7.25 hourly minimum wage is again playing out on state ballots, with voters in four states considering an increase and another considering wages for the youngest workers…
Opponents of the $15 minimum wage claim that if the minimum wage goes up, jobs will go down. But this is simply an intimidation tactic used by employers to keep wages down and keep profits high.
In 2015, Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price announced he would raise the company’s minimum wage to $70,000 a year by 2017 and slash his own compensation by more than 90 percent. More than a year later, Price reports the company's…
By Veronique de Rugy
Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would be a boon to some workers, but the aggregate effect would be overwhelmingly negative.
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