Minimum wage

  • I deserve a raise! Or at least some free tacos!

    Many Americans say they make enough money, yet some still think they are unfairly paid-and want the problem fixed, according to a Glassdoor survey.

    • Tea Party economics: A long term loser

      Why do Democrats keep emphasizing the minimum wage, pay equity, unemployment insurance, and — yup — the Medicaid expansion? Ed Kilgore suggests an answer: Because economic issues and policies that would strengthen the safety net are looking increasingly like effective wedges to use against…

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        • 1 Hidden Advantage Chipotle Has Over McDonald's

          Chipotle would have a much easier time stomaching a minimum wage increase than McDonald's. Here's why.

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          • Defiant Egypt workers pose challenge to next president

            Mahallah (Egypt) (AFP) - Egypt's next president will have to contend with frustrated workers who have threatened a new wave of nationwide strikes if their demands are not met by an already cash-strapped government. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the ex-army chief who overthrew Islamist president Mohamed…

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              • An Apartheid of Dollars: Life in the New American Minimum-Wage Economy

                NYC rally to raise the minimum wage, Herald Square, Manhattan, October 24, 2013. Following my whistleblowing first book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, I was run out of the good job I had held for more than 20 years with the U.S. Department…

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                • Feed Our Student-Athletes (and Their Classmates, Too)

                  Sports fans reacted with shock earlier this month when Shabazz Napier, a star of the University of Connecticut's national champion men's basketball team, told reporters that he wasn't always getting enough to eat. The notion that a player could go hungry seemed galling given that the university has…

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                  • From the War on Poverty to the War on the Poor

                    Paul Ryan (R-WI), chair of the House Budget Committee, issued a 250-page report in March entitled "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later." Unsurprisingly, the report repeats the conservative charge that the alleged "disincentives to work" in federal anti-poverty programs remain a primary cause of…

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                      • Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Allege Minimum Wage Violations In Lawsuit Against Team

                        Four former cheerleaders for the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills have filed a lawsuit against the team, alleging that it “exploited the women by failing to pay them in accordance with New York State minimum wage laws,” reported Tuesday: According to a press release issued by…

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                        • Six Studies That Show Everything Republicans Believe is Wrong

                          The great 20th-century economist John Maynard Keynes has been widely quoted as saying, "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?" Sadly, in their quest to concentrate economic and political power in the hands of the wealthiest members of society, today's Republicans have held…

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                          • Bills cheerleaders sue team over wages, “jiggle test”

                            Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have joined a growing list of women who have filed suit against NFL teams over compensation and treatment. The Bills cheerleaders, known as the Jills, allege that they were inadequately compensated and were subjected to demeaning treatment that included…

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                            • Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

                              Sertoma provides employment opportunities to about 250 people with disabilities through subcontracting jobs. Courtesy of Sertoma Centre The president recently signed an executive order raising the minimum hourly wage to $10.10 for workers employed by federal contractors — including those with…

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                              • What stumps Warren Buffett? Minimum wage

                                Should the federal minimum wage be raised? It's a tough question, even for business magnate Warren Buffett. "I thought about it for 50 years and I just don't know the answer on it," Buffett told CNN Wednesday. Buffett also said that the current federal minimum of $7.25 is not a living wage.

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