With the inequality gap continuing to rise, and Congress refusing to address the issue, citizens across the United States are stepping in to fill in the gaps. This November, the minimum wage will appear on the ballot in five states. Arizona: In Arizona, the ballot initiative proposes to increase the state minimum wage to $12 […]
It is no secret that there is a steep pay gap between women and men. Everyday, women earn less than men for similar work. New work from the Economic Policy Institute shows that on average, women earn $.82 for each dollar that men make. This disparity varies based on different ethnic groups, with African-American and […]
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“Rather, we find that the fast-food industry could fully absorb these wage bill increases through a combination of turnover reductions; trend increases in sales growth; and modest annual price increases over the four-year period.” More available here.
From the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment: “Our results indicate that a $15 statewide minimum wage would generate a 23.4 percent average wage increase for 3.16 million workers in the state. This improvement in living standards would greatly outweigh the small effect on employment. And the increase in wages would help reverse decades […]