Commentary | July 24, 2014

MSNBC: Why the Minimum Wage is Still $7.25 after all of these years


On July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage rose to $7.25 an hour, the last bump of a three-step increase(…)

Commentary | June 30, 2014

Huffington Post: Raising Wages to Raise Profits

The workers ringing up your meatballs and helping you find shelving units on your next trip to Ikea will have(…)

Commentary | June 9, 2014

Roll Call: Unemployment Extension Vital for Long-Term Jobless

Via: Roll Call

Last December, House and Senate Republicans uniformly said they would not consider an unemployment insurance extension unless there was a(…)

Commentary | June 3, 2014

U.S. News & World Report: $15 Is the New $10.10

Via: US News

Cities are catching on that a higher minimum wage is not only sustainable but necessary.

Commentary | June 2, 2014

Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity: Making Unemployment Insurance Work Better for Low-Wage Families

Via: Spot Light on Poverty

The federal-state unemployment insurance (UI) program provides partial wage replacement for workers who have lost their jobs and boosts state(…)

Commentary | May 22, 2014

Salon: Get a Clue, McDonald’s: Why Its Business Model Has Utterly Failed

Via: Salon

McDonald’s investors have some reckoning to do at the company’s annual shareholder meeting today. Over the past year, the Golden(…)

Commentary | May 15, 2014

CNN: Fight for $15 an hour is winning in Seattle

On Thursday, the “Fight for $15” enters a new phase, with strikes and demonstrations at fast-food restaurants not only in(…)

Commentary | April 30, 2014

National Journal: Crossing Party Lines to Eliminate the Stigma of a Criminal Record

It’s rare that Sen. Rand Paul and Attorney General Eric Holder can find common ground on anything, but on the(…)

Commentary | April 23, 2014

Huffington Post: New York State: The New Oklahoma?

When Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma signed a law this week banning cities in her state from enacting higher local(…)

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