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$2.75 an Hour?! The Shocking Secret of Goodwill

By Jodie Gummow Spreading Christmas ‘goodwill’ during the holidays is what Goodwill donation centers claim to be all about. The company sells thousands of donated goods at low prices every year, particularly around the festive season. In fact, it has … Continue reading

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Jobs That Pay Less Than $15 An Hour Are Replacing Higher Wage Work

By Bryce Covert A growing share of the country’s jobs pay less than $15 an hour, replacing higher wage jobs, according to a new report from the Alliance for a Just Society. The number of jobs in occupations that pay … Continue reading

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The True Cost of a Higher Minimum Wage

By Zachary Karabell In his speech at the Center for American Progress this week, President Obama devoted considerable time to an issue suddenly much in discussion: the minimum wage. This is not a new debate. In fact, it neatly echoes … Continue reading

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These Bank Employees Get Paid So Little That They Require Public Assistance

By Alan Pyke “Bank teller” may sound like a profession that would allow a person to pay all her bills and live a decently middle-class life, but that’s not the case. Three in ten bank tellers rely upon some type … Continue reading

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The Burrito Chain That Pays Entry-Level Workers $10 An Hour And Wants To Pay More

By Bryce Covert Boloco, a Boston-based burrito chain, pays its entry-level workers anywhere from $9 to $11 an hour, most of them making $10, with many who advance into higher roles making $17 an hour or more, CEO John Pepper … Continue reading

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It’s the Wages, Stupid

By Daniel Gross Welcomed by the left, and sure to be jeered or ignored by the right, it was full of plenty of old-time Democratic economic gospel and present-day center-left thought leadership. But it was a little bit light on … Continue reading

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D.C. Council Unanimously Votes To Give Workers A Raise And Time Off

By Bryce Covert On Tuesday, the Washington, D.C. Council unanimously voted to raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour and to expand its current paid sick leave policy to cover tipped workers, who were originally left out. Both … Continue reading

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Fast Food Strikes Will Hit 100 Cities On Thursday

By Bryce Covert Fast food workers will stage a one-day strike against their employers in 100 cities on Thursday, activists told the New York Times’s Steven Greenhouse. Strikes will take place for the first time in some cities, such as … Continue reading

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Life on $7.25 an Hour

By Alan Feuer On a recent Friday evening, Eduardo Shoy left work at 6 p.m. Mr. Shoy, a deliveryman for KFC and Pizza Hut, was coming off an eight-hour shift of driving three-cheese pies and crispy chicken fingers, in an … Continue reading

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Push for minimum wage hike led by localities, Democrats

By Mike DeBonis and Reid Wilson States and municipalities across the country are leading a localized push to raise the minimum wage, driven largely by Democrats, who see an opening to appeal to working-class Americans at a time of growing … Continue reading

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