1. Fast-food franchises can't afford higher wages


    ... ." The campaign is seeking to guarantee fast food workers a minimum wage of $15 per hour and to allow ... International Union is backing a strike of fast food workers that union leaders hope will spread ... (AllVoices) With strikes looming in the fast food industry, a trade organization representing

  2. New York Times flashback: Ideal minimum wage $0


    ... of raising the minimum wage, arguing that meeting the demands of the striking fast-food workers ... By Scott Greer As fast food workers nationwide went on strike last week to demand ... himself siding with the New York Times in opposition. The ideal minimum wage is zero, Elder declared

  3. Obama hiking wages for federal contractors


    ... that he will use his executive power to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers ... the federal minimum wage for all workers from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour by 2015 ... for boosting the minimum wage. “Hardworking Americans — including janitors and construction

  4. Minimum wage hikes spur job cutbacks

    ... believe that a modest increase in the minimum wage would improve the well-being of low-wage workers ... meant increases in the minimum wage will have no effect on the employment of low-wage workers ... Nobel Laureates, signed a letter calling for an increase in the minimum wage. They said, "We

  5. The minimum-wage charade

    ... workers who work full time and increase their skills do not stay at the minimum wage long ... . To be sure, there are workers who stay at minimum-wage jobs for good reasons. Workers in the restaurant ... in the minimum wage as an excuse to demand even higher wages for their members, they know that minimum-wage

  6. Could you survive on fast-food wages?


    ... (Mother Jones) -- Chief among the demands made by the hundreds of fast-food workers who walked out ... areas. Many fast-food workers are parents raising children, which significantly boosts their day-to-day ... of their jobs this week: A raise to a "livable" wage of $15 an hour. Currently, the median hourly

  7. U.S. must raise minimum wage


    ... every day yet still live below the poverty line. That is in part because the federal minimum wage ... is too low. Currently, an individual with a full-time job at the minimum wage and a family of three ... the minimum wage to remain at a nearly unlivable level, we have deemed certain jobs not worthy enough to meet

  8. Minimum wage, maximum folly

    ... in the richest country in the world," after telling fellow senators that minimum wage workers earn ... to where it has become permanently double that of white teens. If the minimum-wage law has ... the minimum wage from its current $5.15 an hour. Sen. Kennedy's proposal would have raised the minimum

  9. Dead-end jobs

    ... at the minimum wage. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: 63 percent of minimum-wage workers ... job. They're mockingly referring to jobs such as clerks at Wal-Mart, hotel workers, and food ... the minimum wage. That's plain wrong, as are many other things said about jobs that start

  10. A politician's public service

    ... workers made better or worse off as a result of the $9 minimum wage? It's almost a no-brainer ... the World Trade Organization to establish an international minimum wage – one that he says ... -training. Minimum wage laws deny that opportunity. A more insidious effect of minimum wages, as racists