Features related to minimum wage

Kshama Sawant speak at a March 15, 2013, "March for $15" rally in Seattle. (Image: Flickr/ Shannon Kringen)
April 10, 2014 | Activism

Kshama Sawant is shaking up the city’s political establishment — and making all the right enemies in her campaign for a living wage. Continue reading

Demonstrators protesting for $15/hour wages and proper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 9, 2014 | Blog

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

Saru Jayaraman
April 8, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with the activist fighting the National Restaurant Association to get wages beyond their current level of $2.13 per hour. Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. (Photo: Dale Robbins)
April 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Did you know the federal minimum wage for millions of restaurant workers is $2.13 an hour? Advocate Saru Jayaraman says that’s not only unfair but unsafe. Continue reading

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April 4, 2014 | News & Notes

The inability of Washington to raise the minimum wage is a prime example of how elite donor dominance impacts real-world policymaking. Continue reading

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April 3, 2014 | Blog

Tell us what you think: What’s wrong with the way restaurant workers are treated and compensated? Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. (Photo: Dale Robbins)
April 2, 2014

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, talks to Bill about food workers fight for a living wage. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

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April 1, 2014 | Blog

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

map of the United States displaying the 21 states that have raised state minimum wage over the federal minimum in recent decades.
March 26, 2014 | Blog

Dig into the debate over dollars and cents in this interactive explainer, produced by Newsbound. Continue reading

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March 24, 2014 | Blog

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

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March 22, 2014 | Blog

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: the ‘unlobbyist’ lobbyists, how John McCain is exploiting campaign finance loopholes and more. Continue reading

Trader Peter Tuchman reacts as he looks at the numbers during the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.  Poor corporate earnings reports pounded the stock market Friday in a sour end to an otherwise strong week of trading. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points for its worst day in four months. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 12, 2014 | Blog

Wall Streeters pocketed more in bonuses than the paychecks of all of the 1,085,000 Americans who work full-time at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Continue reading

Pedro Rodriguez, right, talks with Andrus Reyes as they participate in a demonstration on a Burger King parking lot as part of a nationwide protest supporting higher wages for workers in the fast-food industry and other minimum wage jobs in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
March 7, 2014 | Blog

The idea is popular, so low-wage employers have come up with a number of red herrings. Continue reading

A Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
March 6, 2014 | Blog

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

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 5, 2014 | Blog

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

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