Matt Flegenheimer of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about the U.S. cities moving to raise minimum wage on the local level, as the issue lingers in Congress.
By Nick Hanauer
Billionaire venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, whose family owns a pillow company, says there's a limit to how much his wealth can buy. "I may earn a thousand times the median wage, but I don’t sleep on a thousand pillows," he…
By PBS NewsHour
By Anne Flaherty, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, a federal regulator alleged Tuesday in a complaint likely to mar the reputation of a household name in wireless communications.
Seattle's city council on Monday unanimously approved a measure to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour, the highest minimum wage in U.S. history to date. “We did this. Workers did this. Today’s first victory for 15 will inspire…
By Simone Pathe
Although Alaska Airlines has challenged in court the $15 an hour minimum wage at Seattle-Tacoma airport, they recently raised the starting wages for some of their contractors to $12 an hour. But not all airport contractors have received a raise,…
By Simone Pathe
Fast food workers in dozens of American cities and across the world walked off the job Thursday to demonstrate for a $15 an hour minimum wage. Talking to a McDonald's worker trying to make ends meet on $9.85 an hour,…
By Tom Douglas
Should Seattle waiters really receive a higher minimum wage when they earn tips on top of what's already the highest minimum wage in the country? Restaurant owner Tom Douglas, who voluntarily instituted a $15 wage for his cooks, doesn't think…
John Platt quit his job as a school principal to work as waiter, then opened his own restaurant where he feeds the homeless every month. He fancies himself a liberal. But a $15 minimum wage? He's having none of it.
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