Features related to minimum wage

In this June 2, 2014 photo, Wendy Harrison, a waitress at the icon Grill in Seattle, carries food to a table as she works during lunchtime. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living at several other major U.S. cities found that a $15 minimum wage, like Seattle adopted this week, will make a difference, but won’t buy a lavish lifestyle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 24, 2014 | Blog

Lawmakers and corporates are beginning to address how erratic, last-minute schedules throw the lives of part-time workers out of gear. Continue reading

McDonalds sign in Chicago
July 24, 2014 | Perspectives

When I was 16 years old, I got my first job working the grill at McDonald’s. It punctured my bubble of economic privilege. Continue reading

Arthur BrooksPREVIEW
July 23, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The president of the American Enterprise Institute says free enterprise is good for the poor – and good for the soul. Continue reading

Protesters rally for an increase in the minimum wage on the Great Western Staircase at the Capitol on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Several hundred fast-food workers and other low-wage employees from around New York gathered to pressure lawmakers to raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10.10 an hour and let local cities raise it even higher. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
July 23, 2014 | Blog

When workers have limited social welfare benefits, they are cheap and compliant, and have no choice but to accept whatever job they are offered. Continue reading

In this Feb. 17, 2009 file photo, shoppers leave a Wal-Mart in Danvers, Mass. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 said it is realigning its U.S. operations in an effort to give more autonomy to executives in regional markets and reinvigorate U.S. growth.. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)
July 21, 2014 | Blog

Workers at Target, Wal-Mart and McDonald’s need food stamps to survive. Should the companies be taxed accordingly? Continue reading

Ai-Jen Poo of National Domestic Workers Alliance and George Goehl of National People's action at Rising Voices conference in Washington, DC. (Photo: NPA Flickr)
July 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Two successful community organizers join forces to improve the lives of working Americans and make corporations pay their fair share in taxes. Continue reading

A man walks past blighted row houses and vacant lots in Baltimore, Monday, April 1, 2013. Baltimore is far from the worst American city for poverty, but it faces all the problems of cities where vast numbers of the poor now live. The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s, while $85 billion in federal government spending cuts that began last month are expected to begin squeezing services for the poor nationwide. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 28, 2014 | Perspectives

Poverty in the US is, in fact, a much larger problem than we think it is, and it’s one that most Americans will face. Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 26, 2014 | Perspectives

There is precedent for presidential action to improve workers’ rights. Continue reading

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker waves at his victory party in Waukesha, Wis. June 2012. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
June 20, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., president and CEO of Center for Security Policy, testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, during a hearing on national security implications of the possible merger of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation with Unocal Corporation, Wednesday, July 13, 2005, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 17, 2014 | News & Notes

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Nurses walk under dimmed lighting during 'quiet time' at the Newborn Family Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 16, 2014 | Blog

No this is not a hoax — this really is happening. Continue reading

A Turkish truck burns after insurgents opened fire on it in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq Friday, Oct. 29, 2004. The driver was killed, according to Iraqi police. (AP Photo)
June 12, 2014 | News & Notes

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Frankie Tisdale is a fast-food worker at KFC, Brooklyn. He has joined protests for a higher minimum wage. (Moyers & Company/Neha Tara Mehta)
June 10, 2014 | Blog

Frankie Tisdale makes less than $10 per hour working at a KFC in Brooklyn. Last month, he joined global protests for a higher minimum wage. A photo-feature. Continue reading

In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, demonstrators protesting what they say are low wages and improper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15. That would mean fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and other minimum wage workers would get what protesters demanded when they shut down a handful of city restaurants in May and others demonstrated nationwide in July. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 8, 2014 | Blog

Immediately after the Occupy Wall Street protests began, candidates and elected officials started echoing its themes and the growing inequality in the country. Continue reading

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June 5, 2014 | News & Notes

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