Tuesday, July 27

Minimum Wage

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It’s been 12 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage. As a McDonald’s worker who makes just $10 an hour, I’m getting sick of Congress delaying another much-needed raise.

It's been 12 years since the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25 per hour. I'm a McDonald's worker who makes just $10 per hour. Millions of people across the country can no longer afford to wait — Congress must raise the minimum wage and lift workers out of poverty. Jarmier Owens has worked at a McDonald's location in Detroit for four years. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Inside the disagreement and inaction in Congress over raising the minimum wage, which hasn’t gone up in 12 years

The federal minimum wage was last raised on July 24, 2009 — 12 years ago. As legislators squabble over infrastructure, the minimum wage is still nowhere to be found. Democrats do still want to raise it, but the party is split on how and when to do it — and how much. LoadingSomething is loading. The federal minimum wage was last raised on July 2...
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2 ways jobs and pay didn’t make sense before the pandemic that are now’unwinding’, according to a top economist

Right now, a whole lot of jobs are open — and a whole bunch of workers are quitting. But the labor market being weird is nothing new, according to economist William Spriggs. The current shifts could be an'unwinding' of more than a decade of declining wages and an aging workforce. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Southwest Airlines is boosting its minimum wage to $15 an hour, giving raises to more than 7,000 employees, in an effort to bulk up staffing as travel picks up

Southwest Airlines is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, affecting over 7,000 employees. The hike comes as travel picks back up due to reduced COVID restrictions and the economy reopening. Southwest hopes to implement the wage increase by August. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines is hiking its minimum wage to $15 an hour as travel inches back towards pre-pandemic levels. "Southwest continually works to attract and retain the best candidates for open positions," a company spokesperson said in a statement to Insider. "As part of this ongoing effort, Southwest is increasing minimum pay rates so that...
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Chipotle gave huge payouts to its CEO and shareholders, then blamed workers for price increases — here’s what’s really going on

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics"podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In the latest episode, they spoke about Chipotle's announcement to increase menu prices by about 4% to cover increased employee wages. Constant points out, however, the price increase could be to cover the $24 million raise recently given to CEO Brian Niccol. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last week, the "New York Times" ran a story about a small menu price increase at a fast-casual food chain. Written by Julie Creswell, the piece began, "Executives at Chipotle said on Tuesday that the fast...
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An Amazon worker says she’s homeless because she can’t afford NYC rent with the $19 she’s paid per hour: Report

Amazon has touted its $15 minimum wage and pushed for increases at the national level. But Vice reported that a worker in New York City making $19.30 per hour still can't afford rent. The woman says she lives in her car in the company's parking lot and struggles to make ends meet. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Amazon employee who works at the company's warehouse on Staten Island in New York City says she lives in her car in the building's parking lot because she can't afford rent in the city with the $19.30 she makes per hour, Vice News reported Friday.The woman, Natalie Monarrez, has been homeless since 2019 afte...