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Bawling on a Budget: McDonald’s Suggested Employee Spending Plan Highlights Need for Minimum Wage Boost

Bawling on a Budget: McDonald’s Suggested Employee Spending Plan Highlights Need for Minimum Wage Boost
In a delicious turn of terrible-for-us events, a website created by McDonald’s to help its employees create a monthly budget may have just become the prime example of how difficult it is to live off a minimum wage paycheck. Step #1: Get a second full-time minimum wage job. Seriously.
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The American Recovery: Would You Like Fries with Those Job Numbers?

The American Recovery: Would You Like Fries with Those Job Numbers?
The economy added 190,000 jobs in June. According to Think Progress, many of these jobs are in the low wage service sector, aka McDonalds and Wal-Mart. Do the job numbers create a better American life when they don't even come with a decent livable wage?
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Raising the Minimum Wage Isn’t 'a Job Killer.' It’s 'a Life Saver.'

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn’t 'a Job Killer.'  It’s 'a Life Saver.'
A new study by the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) finds that if the minimum wage were raised to $10.10 an hour it would be enough to pull nearly six million Americans out of poverty.
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Supersized Rebellion: Fast Food Workers Stand Up, Walk Out

Supersized Rebellion: Fast Food Workers Stand Up, Walk Out
The resistance to inhumane work conditions and low pay of the fast food industry has been bubbling beneath the surface for some time. The first organized walkout of industry workers happened in New York City last month. The walkouts inspired workers in Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit — with other cities in the planning stages.
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Minimum Wage and The Two Americas

Minimum Wage and The Two Americas
While the man who coined the "Two Americas" term left politics in disgrace, that message has never been more important or apparent than in the debate over raising the minimum wage. After adjusting for inflation, minimum wage workers earn 25-percent less than they did 45 years ago—despite upper-echelon employers raking in a bigger slice of the pie than ever before.
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FLASHBACK: Republicans Wrongly Said 2007 Minimum Wage Increase Would Kill Jobs, Hurt Economy

FLASHBACK: Republicans Wrongly Said 2007 Minimum Wage Increase Would Kill Jobs, Hurt Economy
Despite the scare tactics from congressional Republicans, the 2007 minimum wage hike did not harm the economy. Study after study has shown that raising the minimum wage has not, on net, cost workers their jobs.
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Minimum Wage Workers Working 40 Hours a Week Can’t Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere

Minimum Wage Workers Working 40 Hours a Week Can’t Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere
During his State of the Union address, President Obama unexpectedly called for a hike in the minimum wage to $9.25 an hour, and Congressional Democrats are calling for an even higher hike to $10.10.
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Costco CEO Supports Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 Per Hour

Costco CEO Supports Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 Per Hour
Costco CEO Craig Jelinek has joined the push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by saying he supports the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which would not only raise the current wage from $7.25, but would index the wage to inflation and raise wages for tipped employees, too.
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New Bill Would Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10

New Bill Would Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10
Increasing the minimum wage is as no-brainer of a policy as it can get. One, it is extremely popular with the public. Two, it would impact millions of workers—more than 30 million workers would receive a raise if the minimum wage was increased.
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Is the Minimum Wage Argument the New Democratic Golden Ticket?

Is the Minimum Wage Argument the New Democratic Golden Ticket?
A minimum wage increase is enjoying broad support across the board among voters. Democrats are currently championing the cause and are in position for a major political victory if the legislation passes. Interestingly, research shows that voter turnout dramatically increases when the minimum wage is part of a ballot initiative.
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