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Good News: $70,000 Minimum Wage Experiment Appears to Be a Success

Good News: $70,000 Minimum Wage Experiment Appears to Be a Success

Earlier this year, Dan Price, a CEO for a small Seattle-based payment processing company made headlines with news of establishing a company-wide minimum wage of $70K per year – at the same time the country is struggling with the idea of a $15 per hour minimum wage. While some suggested that he was actively destroying the fabric of society as we know it, Mr. Price’s experiment seems to be a success.

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Rising Student Debt Places Living Wage Even Farther Out of Reach: Report

Written by on October 26, 2016 in Economy with 0 Comments
Rising Student Debt Places Living Wage Even Farther Out of Reach: Report

A new report from the People’s Action Institute, released Tuesday, which finds that in most states, the minimum wage provides less than half of the true living wage—an amount that takes into account what families need to cover basic necessities while also saving for emergencies or planning ahead.

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What States Will Pay Highest Minimum Wage in 2017? Here Are the Stats

Written by on October 25, 2016 in Economy with 0 Comments
What States Will Pay Highest Minimum Wage in 2017? Here Are the Stats

Hopefully, you are making more than minimum wage, but it’s always good to know what your rights are. Here are the state by state minimums in the U.S. for 2017.

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The American Social Safety Net Does Not Exist

The American Social Safety Net Does Not Exist

In 1996, Aid to Families With Dependent Children—that is, welfare as we knew it—ended. The Republican Party, which had dominated the federal government since the Reagan Revolution, had had welfare in its sights ever since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society expanded antipoverty programs. Liberals and progressives labeled welfare reform one of the worst things President Bill Clinton did, and rightly blamed it for the increase in child poverty that followed. For the right, though, shrinking welfare was part of a larger effort to decrease the size of government and appeal to working-class whites who had come to believe—erroneously—that AFDC largely benefited urban black recipients who didn’t want to work. Antipoverty advocates on the right argued that work was a better way out of poverty, and in the booming 1990s, this was partly true.

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Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America – Chris Hedges

Posted by on March 16, 2015 in Politics with 0 Comments
Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America – Chris Hedges

Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising of the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Seattle. She has expanded funding for social services and blocked, along with housing advocates, an attempt by the Seattle Housing Authority to allow a rent increase of up to 400 percent. She has successfully lobbied for city money to support tent encampments and is fighting for an excise tax on millionaires. And for this she has become the bête noire of the Establishment, especially the Democratic Party.

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TJ Maxx Copycats Walmart with Wage Hikes

Posted by on February 26, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
TJ Maxx Copycats Walmart with Wage Hikes

Workers at Walmart, and now T.J. Maxx, will see wages rise to $10 an hour next year for those who have been there at least six months. TJX Companies said Wednesday that they would increase pay for their lowest-paid workers to $9 an hour in June.

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Labor Board Delivers Victory for Low-Wage McDonald’s Workers

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Labor Board Delivers Victory for Low-Wage McDonald’s Workers

Employers like McDonald’s seek to avoid recognizing the rights of their employees by claiming that they are not really their employer, despite exercising control over crucial aspects of the employment relationship… McDonald’s should no longer be able to hide behind its franchisees.

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