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Beer per minimum wage hour

Feb 7, 2014
Somewhere between economics and happy hour
Posted In: beer, minimum wage

$10.10: Just a nice even number?

Jan 28, 2014
Why did President Obama choose $10.10 as the new minimum wage for federal contractors? And, wait, which federal workers are paid minimum wage?
Posted In: minimum wage, federal government, government contractors

As fast food workers go on strike, Obama argues for increasing minimum wage

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.
Posted In: fast food, minimum wage, living wage

Fast food workers call for a minimum wage hike

Dec 4, 2013
President Obama wants to raise the minimum wage. Good idea?
Posted In: minimum wage, Barack Obama

Fast food strike: Of walk outs and drive-throughs

Aug 29, 2013
Fast food workers across the country are walking off the job today. Workers are demanding $15 an hour.
Posted In: fast food, McDonald's, minimum wage, labor, strike

McDonald's tries to help employees budget

Jul 16, 2013
McDonald's teamed up with Visa to create an online budget guide assisting employees with money management.
Posted In: McDonald's, family budget, minimum wage

Stuck in a labor trap: More from ProPublica

Apr 29, 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.
Posted In: labor, minimum wage, raiteros, Chicago, immigrant

High rents, low income

Mar 13, 2013
It’s becoming harder, especially in certain cities, for low-income people to find affordable rental housing.
Posted In: renting, minimum wage

Germany asks: Should we have a minimum wage?

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.
Posted In: minimum wage, Germany

What the minimum wage means at work

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.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, restaurants, Small Business

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