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Austin Extends Living Wage
$13.03 floor now applies to more workers on city-funded projects
"...Two loopholes in the city’s living wage policy were closed during yesterday’s City Council meeting...."

March 25, 2016 News Post by Amy Kamp

The Hightower Report: The Living Wage Preemption Act
"...other activist groups began winning city campaigns for minimum wage hikes, ALEC responded by holding a corporate forum on..."

Aug. 4, 2017 News Column by Jim Hightower

Living Wage Supporters Should Aim Higher
"...Editor, Hooray for the Workers Defense Project [“Victories for Living Wages,” News, Nov. 30]! I just wish they could..."

Dec. 4, 2012 Postmarks

Support a Living Wage
"...affected by the recent City Council budget to increase wages. When I asked, I was told we would not..."

Sept. 22, 2015 Postmarks

Then There's This: 'A Decent Wage'
Pay Requirement may be inked into city incentive deals
"...companies to pay employees and construction workers a minimum wage of $11 an hour, with construction workers eligible to..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Column

Victories for Living Wages
Development incentives policies seem to be swinging in workers' favor
"...making economic development incentives the next major battleground for wage rights took a decidedly worker tilt this week. Tuesday..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

White Lodging: Wage Dispute Prevails ... 'Til August
Absent Bill Spelman, Council punts the issue
"...exchange for a promise to pay construction workers "prevailing wages," Mayor Lee Leffingwell took the opportunity of Spel­man's absence..."

July 5, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Hope on Minimum-Wage Horizon
Serious state and federal efforts under way to pass legislation that would raise minimum wage, stuck more than nine years at a pathetic $5.15 an hour
"...level to pass legislation that would raise the minimum wage, stuck for more than nine years at a pathetic..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Minimum Wage Woes
In failing to pass bill that would have led to federal minimum wage raise, Congress fails workers
"...to a $2.10 hourly raise in the federal minimum wage, making it nearly nine years since an increase –..."

July 14, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Protecting American Standard of Living
"...labor what is the incentive to pay a decent wage ["Page Two: A Prayer Too Far," June 30]? Is..."

June 30, 2006 Postmarks

Living La Vida Local
Giving back to those who give back
"...offering grants to help cover health care costs for lower-wage workers...."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

Out of Reach
Living Wage Eludes the Average Austinite
"...which, according to the conventional economic wisdom, means higher wages. But that particular bit of good news, apparently, has..."

March 20, 1998 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

Notes on Kamp: Why You Should Care About Fight for $15
It doesn't matter what income bracket you're in – the living wage issue impacts everyone
"...significant victories in the struggle for a $15 minimum wage have been achieved...."

April 15, 2016 News Column by Amy Kamp

City Hall Hustle: Across The Universe
Housing advocate Troxell provides chapter and verse on living wage
"...up at the Bottom Line: The Struggle for the Living Wage! tells Troxell's tale through the prism of HTH's..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Wages up in the Air
Will ABIA vendors get away with another 10 years of paying less than living wages?
"...workers employed by Delaware North would receive an hourly wage somewhere on a scale of $9.15 to $11.15 per..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Always at the Carlyle
Behind-the-scenes at NYC's legendary hotel is just PR fluff.
"...by famous artists displayed on the walls, like a living museum. (Ludwig Bemelmans, after whom the bar is named,..."

June 1, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Building Austin
As the city grows, is it being cavalier about the well-being of the laborers who are assembling Austin's new face?
"...the process for lodging complaints about safety violations or wage theft can be slow and difficult, especially when the..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

The Hightower Report
Lifting America Up by Raising the Wage Floor
"...Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a poverty..."

Aug. 29, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

Council: New Matrix for Economic Incentives
Adds wage standards to construction & development agreements
"...revision of the economic incentives program to require a living wage floor (currently $11/hour) and prevailing wages for construction..."

Oct. 28, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Local Workers Strike for $15
Fast food employees take part in an "unfair labor practice" strike
"...Fight for $15, demanding a $15 per hour minimum wage and the right to form a union without retaliation...."

Nov. 10, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

The Hightower Report
Hello Congress: Meet your poverty-wage food servers
"...House and Senate food contract, profits by paying poverty-level wages and generally mistreating the cooks, waitstaff, and other people..."

June 12, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Pocketbook Politics
If Not Now, When?
"...Workforce Commission -- one might ask, why now? Minimum wage issues tend to surface in times of economic downturn,..."

Oct. 2, 1998 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

How to Raise Worker Wages
Organize, arrive, persist, persist, persist
"..."Wages are tough, Austin's expensive. What are we going to..."

March 31, 2017 News Feature by Jack Craver

Postmarks
Transportation and trash are heavy on the minds of readers this week.
"...busily undermining the Constitution and striving mightily to make wage-slaves of everyone they can get their wretched hands on...."

Feb. 4, 2000 Column

Faces of Homelessness
Another Downtown attempt to find answers
"...none of their day jobs straight-pay enough of a living wage to secure and maintain what you and I..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Feature by Marc Savlov

Is Something Rotten at Wheatsville Co-op?
Workers call for co-op to implement living wage standard
"...a call for the grocery to raise its starting wage from $9.50 to $11.38 per hour, that being the..."

May 22, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

The Tipping Point
By raising menu prices and eliminating gratuity, restaurateurs hope they've found the recipe for a better quality of life for staff
"...still relying on you, the restaurantgoer, to pay the living of our servers," explained Meyer. "There are a whole..."

March 25, 2016 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Asked how (as someone who actually works for a living) he was able to afford the considerable expense of..."

May 1, 1998 News Feature

Fighting for Justicia
Workers Defense Project celebrates 10 years on the front lines of Texas labor
"...Defense Project in 2007. She hoped to recover her wages from a dry cleaner where she had worked for..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

The Thin White Line
Wage fight involving White Lodging moves to Council
"...its end of a 2011 agreement to pay prevailing wages to construction workers on the Marriott project. The agreement..."

Aug. 7, 2013 News Post by Amy Smith

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