GOP Senate Candidate: Minimum-Wage Jobs Are Where Teens Play Softball, Drink Beer [Video]

GOP Senate Candidate: Minimum-Wage Jobs Are Where Teens Play Softball, Drink Beer [Video]

Many Republicans have made tone-deaf statements on the minimum wage throughout the 2014 campaign season, but perhaps none has been as puzzling as this take from Virginia Senate ca ...

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Report: Minimum Wage Increases Are Not Killing Jobs

Report: Minimum Wage Increases Are Not Killing Jobs

Remember when the right was convinced that raising the minimum wage would lead to disastrous job losses, all because of a Congressional Budget Office report that suggested Preside ...

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Report: Restaurant CEOs Make 721 Times More Than Their Minimum-Wage Employees

Report: Restaurant CEOs Make 721 Times More Than Their Minimum-Wage Employees

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute highlights the widening earnings gap between minimum-wage workers and restaurant CEOs. According to the EPI, a full-time employee m ...

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Obama Brings Middle-Class Message To Minnesota

Obama Brings Middle-Class Message To Minnesota

By Baird Helgeson and Abby Simons, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS -- President Barack Obama began a two-day visit to Minneapolis on Thursday sharing cheeseburgers with a l ...

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How Many Big Macs Can You Afford On Minimum Wage?

How Many Big Macs Can You Afford On Minimum Wage?

How many hours of work does it take to buy a Big Mac? Well, it depends on where you live -- and with Seattle’s recent increase in minimum wage, the gap between various minimum wag ...

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State Lawmakers Respond To Income Inequality

State Lawmakers Respond To Income Inequality

By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org WASHINGTON -- The two U.S. counties with the worst income inequality couldn't be more different. No. 1 is Manhattan. The second is a rural Native Ame ...

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Seattle City Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage

Seattle City Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage

By Lynn Thompson, The Seattle Times SEATTLE -- The Seattle City Council Monday unanimously approved a $15 minimum wage, creating a path over the next seven years to provide the ci ...

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Scrimping On Women’s Pay

Scrimping On Women’s Pay

Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on the minimum wage earlier this month — no surprise there. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican who stood aside. But d ...

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Fast-Food Workers’ Minimum-Wage Protests Go Global

Fast-Food Workers’ Minimum-Wage Protests Go Global

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times Fast-food workers around the world rallied for a higher minimum wage Thursday in what organizers called the largest such protest of its kind. The ...

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