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Jan 15 2012
"There is nothing to prevent us from paying adequate wages to school teachers, social workers and other servants of the public... There is nothing but a lack of social vision to prevent us from paying an adequate wage to every [American]...
Dec 27 2011
Thank you for everything you’ve been doing for economic justice in this very tough year. We especially thank you for your support for raising the minimum wage. As President Roosevelt advocated during the Great Depression, the minimum wage is “an...
Joshua Sabatini
Dec 4 2011 San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco will become the first location in the nation to have a minimum wage higher than $10 after the hourly rate increases by 32 cents on Jan. 1. ...

Minimum wage in The City has increased each year automatically according to...
Dec 1 2011
New National Diners’ Guide from Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC) spotlights wage, benefits and promotion practices of the 150 most popular restaurants. Lists "responsible restaurants where you can eat knowing that your server can afford...
Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC)
Dec 1 2011

Today, at ROC High Road Roundtable member Eatonville in Washington, D.C., ROC unveiled a National Diners’ Guide 2012: A Consumers Guide on the Working Conditions of...

Public Religion Research Institute
Nov 8 2011
Overall, two-thirds (67%) of Americans favor increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.00 an hour.
  • Majorities of nearly every demographic group—with the exception of the Tea Party members (41%) and those who most trust...
Oct 3 2011 National Employment Law Center

Minimum wage cost of living adjustments effective Jan. 1, 2012 in Colorado, Montana, Ohio, and Washington will give thousands of workers a wage boost ranging from 28 to 37...

John Schmitt
Aug 31 2011 Center for Economic and Policy Research

According to several conservative bloggers and columnists, back in the 1990s economist Alan...

Holly Sklar
Jul 22 2011 McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Big company CEOs got a 23 percent raise last year and corporate profits are at record highs. But the minimum wage has less buying power now than in 1956 – the year...