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Living Wage Ruling Gives Queens Casino Workers a Fighting Chance

By Rachel L. Swarns For the fast-food workers who demonstrated across the country this month, it is only a dream. For many economists and policy makers, it is the subject of intense debate. But there is nothing hypothetical about the … Continue reading

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Raising The Minimum Wage To $10.10 Would Boost Growth By $22 Billion

By Bryce Covert Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016 would increases wages by $35 billion, and the resulting increase in consumer spending would mean a GDP boost of $22.1 billion, which would support about 85,000 new … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Walmart CEO Mike Duke Pushes Back Against Company’s Minimum Wage Reputation

By Huffington Post Fast food and retail workers across the country have taken to the streets this year to decry their low wages. But the CEO of Walmart, which is often a target for criticism in that battle, claims a … Continue reading

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Fast-food workers uniting to strike on Aug. 29

By Jonathan Berr McDonald’s, Burger King , Wendy’s and their rivals can sell food inexpensively because they pay their workers low wages. That unpleasant economic reality will confront diners in eight cities later this month during a work stoppage organized by a … Continue reading

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Court ruling could doom living-wage law

By Andrew J. Hawkins A judge’s decision to strike down the city’s prevailing-wage law provides the Bloomberg administration an opening to get rid of another City Council statute it doesn’t like: the 2012 living-wage law. The administration’s lawyers believe that … Continue reading

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Why Republicans Want Jobs to Stay Anemic

By Robert Reich Job-growth is sputtering. So why, exactly, do regressive Republicans continue to say “no” to every idea for boosting it — even last week’s almost absurdly modest proposal by President Obama to combine corporate tax cuts with increased … Continue reading

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