Tag Archives: Minimum wage
When Portland raised its minimum wage…
…things proceeded pretty much apace. From The Christian Science Monitor: So far, Portland’s $10.10 wage hasn’t killed jobs, though some restaurants have cut hours. Many workers already earned above the minimum; tipped servers and bar staff make much more during the summer. Portland’s economy is booming and unemployment is below 3 percent. Even Greg Dugal, …
Supreme Court tells McDonald’s to stop whining
Seattle, Wash., raised its minimum wage to $15, and some businesses squawked all the way to the Supreme Court, which on Monday, said no. Or, as it says here, the Supreme Court told McDonald’s to “shut it’s Mac-hole.”
The life of a single mother living on minimum wage
See this, at The Chicago Reporter. It’s an eye-opening look at the life of Maria Garcia, 37.
The recent increases in minimum wage are nice but:
We need more. I wrote this for The Guardian.
Raising the minimum wage in Calif.
You can read more here, and thanks, Lori, for letting me steal this.
Living (barely) on a minimum wage
Read Peter Van Buren here. It includes: …having worked at the State Department for 24 years, I had been booted out for being a whistleblower. I wasn’t sure what would happen to me next and so took a series of minimum wage jobs. Finding myself plunged into the low-wage economy was a sobering, even frightening, …
Trickle-down economics don’t work
Just look at the example of Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton, who taxes the rich and raised the state’s minimum wage, and now? The state’s economy is pretty healthy, thanks. The Dayton family ain’t hurting too bad, either. And thanks, Jac, for the link.
Is a living wage a pipe dream?
Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL) recently told a young man to get a job, when the young man told him he already had one, but it did not pay enough to support him. Rep. Young had been asked if he’d support a bill proposed by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) that increases the federal minimum …