Articles tagged: minimum wage

  • Democrats Need To Reclaim Their Heart and Soul

    Forum — April 17, 2017 (Carnival Preview)

    It’s a well-worn political cliche to say that rival factions within a political movement (e.g. the Tea Party vs. moderate Republicans) are “fighting for the soul” of their party. And the same cliche h...

  • $15 minimum wage kills jobs, burdens economy

    Forum — December 5, 2016

    The nationwide “Fight For $15” movement hit its first major milestone last month when it managed to push [McDonald’s into announcing that it would be rolling out touchscreen self-ordering kiosks](http...

  • Tipped workers deserve security of minimum wage

    Forum — October 10, 2016

    In the fall of 2015, Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and founder of Shake Shack, announced his intention to eliminate tipping at all 13 of his New York restaurants by the end of thi...

  • Hillary and $15 minimum wage

    Forum — April 25, 2016

    During this presidential election, there has been a lot of debate about raising the federal minimum wage. From the beginning of his run for president, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has made it c...

  • $15 wage steps in right direction, falls short of liveable

    Forum — April 4, 2016 (Regular)

    This week, California State Legislature proposed and approved a bill raising the state minimum wage to $15. This is the first state to approve a minimum wage of $15. The only previous minimum wage hik...

  • Streaming means indie artists go broke

    Forum — February 24, 2014

    It’s a well-documented fact that artists don’t get paid well for music that people stream online. The actual magnitude of this problem was recently made more public when alternative rock group Camper ...

  • Hardworking Americans should not live in poverty

    Forum — February 24, 2014

    Giving America a raise is highly controversial these days. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Democrats wish to raise it to $10.10 by 2016. Republicans, true to recent form, are rejec...

  • Raising minimum wage will not assist citizens

    Forum — March 4, 2013

    Matt Mastricova’s article last week, “Time to wage war for minimum wage,” defends President Obama’s recent State of the Union proposal to raise mi...

  • Time to wage war for minimum wage

    Forum — February 25, 2013

    In his State of the Union Address earlier this month, President Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 by 2015 and then continually adjusting it to inflation. Obama’s proposal is a b...