Dec 5, 2013 Fast food workers across America are striking today, asking for $15 an hour. Their employers may not be sympathetic to their cause, but they have a friend in the White House.
Dec 4, 2013 President Obama wants to raise the minimum wage. Good idea?
Aug 29, 2013 Fast food workers across the country are walking off the job today. Workers are demanding $15 an hour.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 29, 2013 Fast-food workers are extending their one-day strikes to 35 cities nationwide as they try to gain traction for higher wages
Jul 16, 2013 McDonald's teamed up with Visa to create an online budget guide assisting employees with money management.
Michael Grabell, ProPublica
Apr 30, 2013 ProPublica and Marketplace team up for a special investigation into an underworld of labor brokers, known as "raiteros," who charge worker fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage.
Mar 13, 2013 It’s becoming harder, especially in certain cities, for low-income people to find affordable rental housing.
Feb 27, 2013 As the federal minimum wage has become a big topic of debate in the U.S., German politicians are in their own heated dispute over whether to have a minimum wage at all.
Feb 13, 2013 President Obama proposed a minimum wage increase to help the lowest-paid workers. Opponents say businesses will just eliminate jobs. We go to a restaurant to talk to an employee and employer.
Feb 13, 2013 During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.