Minimum Wage

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Seattle Is Set to Adopt the Highest Minimum Wage in the World

It'll be raised to $15 an hour.

Associated Press

Democrats Can't Agree on How Much They Want to Raise the Minimum Wage

Not everyone agrees that $10.10 is the goal.

Reuters

Why a Minimum Wage Hike Could Be Good for Walmart

The retail behemoth might not feel much pain from a hike, but some of its competitors would.

Brookings

Why Income Inequality Is So Much Worse in Atlanta Than Omaha

A common problem with differing causes.

Reuters

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Affect Some Metros Much More Than Others

There are tremendous differences in what it takes for workers to get by in different parts of the country.

The Plight of Cambodia's Garment Workers, On Display on a Manhattan Sidewalk

Artist Kat Eng crouched outside Times Square's H&M for eight hours, sewing on a hand-operated machine.

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It's Not Too Late to Make San Francisco Affordable Again. Here's How

A pragmatist's manifesto.

Reuters

A Higher Minimum Wage Could Lift Millions Out of Poverty

With rippling effects on inequality.

Reuters

How Many Months it Takes an Average Worker to Earn What the CEO Makes in an Hour

Economic inequality, in stark relief.

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The Case for a Local Minimum Wage

Given the differences in housing and living costs across U.S. metros, a single national rate makes little sense.

Reuters

McDonald's to Its Minimum-Wage Workers: Here's How to Tip Personal Trainers and Nannies

Will they never learn?

Reuters

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

How much would it take to make that possible again?

Reuters

What Counts as a Living Wage in London?

The mayor says it's $14.15 (or £8.80) per hour, but has no plans to introduce legislation to force employers to pay it.

REUTERS

Election Day 2013: Races to Watch

Miami Beach and Minneapolis are neck-and-neck for "most entertaining" mayoral campaign season.

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San Antonio's Simple Appeal to Millennials: Diversity, Decent Jobs, and Cheap Living

Young people in search of a less harried life are a big reason why it's one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

Associated Press

Instead of Raises, McDonald's Tells Workers to Sign Up for Food Stamps

Not paying your workers enough, then directing them to federal aid? Just one way the fast food giant inflates its hefty profits.

Reuters

A Win For McJobs: Seattle's Mayoral Candidates Both Support a $15 Minimum Wage

A once crazy idea gets a little more mainstream.

Reuters

The Problem With Living Wage Bills Aimed at Walmart

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray just vetoed a measure that would have effectively established two very different minimum wages in the city.

Reuters

The Uneven Geography of America's Fast Food Jobs

Workers in seven metro areas are striking, but their wages are even worse elsewhere.