Raise the Wage

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Jeff Katz
July 19, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been one of the leading voices behind the push for a $15 minimum wage, but he might want to concern himself with paying his own campaign workers a fair wage first. According to Fox News, campaign employees for Sanders have complained about low wages and are using his...
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Jeff Katz
July 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election. Even though the bill has little chance of passing the...
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Jeff Katz
July 19, 2019 - 10:56 am
You know those times in a restaurant when you struggle to calculate the tip? Well, it turns out, you're probably racist for tipping in the first place. An article in Poilitico Magazine argued for a $15 minimum wage by claiming that the alternative, tipping, actually has a "racist" history. The...
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Jeff Katz
July 09, 2019 - 4:33 pm
A new report from the Congressional Budget Office, raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour could cost more than one million Americans their jobs. Supporters of the bill have noted that it would bring about one million Americans out of poverty, but at the cost of those one million jobs. To...
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