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"...Austin, Thu.-Sun., Feb. 10-13. Learn how to run a living wage campaign, what unions are and why they're important,..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Austin @ Large: The Job Description
Why sane people don't run for City Council
" affordable housing, or libraries and education, or a living wage – are willing to let their membership lapse..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart
Culled mostly from interviews with plaintiffs, witnesses, and lawyers, this book breathes life into the names and numbers likely to become familiar to us as 'Betty Dukes v. Wal-Mart' plays out
"...that employees are screwed equally when it comes to living wage – Wal-Mart actually supplements wages with paperwork on..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Books Review by Nora Ankrum

Austin @ Large: To Preserve and Thrive
Alvarez and Thomas' Eastside plan needs fine-tuning, but it's about time
"...Austin, would be to create affordable infill housing and living-wage jobs, in ample and equivalent qualities, both east and..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

SXSW Presents
'Los Trabajadores'
" hopes of picking up steady work at a living wage. Heather Courtney's camera-eye is captured particularly by two..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Screens Feature by Michael King

Austin @ Large: Big-Box Breakdown
Impact? What impact? The city's slothful retail strategy.
"...Council should be concerned about but isn't. Wal-Mart drove wages (in a locale that already had affordability and social-equity..."

July 9, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Big Boxing at Mueller
Could Mueller's 'Smart Growth' include big-box retail?
"...Lowe's or Home Depot and it gives us a living wage and gives us good design and gives us..."

April 23, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Another Texan for President?
"...single-payer universal health care; John Kerry opposes a guaranteed living wage across the board; John Kerry has voted in..."

April 9, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Institutionalized Innovation
In its 11th year, the annual Austin theatre celebration FronteraFest is as edgy as ever.

Jan. 9, 2004 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Supports Kucinich
"...take the spotlight along with national health insurance, a living wage, and restoring rural communities and family farms, while..."

Sept. 17, 2003 Postmarks

Our readers talk back.
"...tip? You go somewhere that pays its employees a living wage. Eating out is not a right, it's a..."

June 13, 2003 Column

Bad Bills with a Bullet
"...does. If radically amended -- to include a state-mandated living wage, universal health care, and a progressive income tax..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature

A Better Tomorrow
For years, the city of Austin's arts funding process has been mired in perpetual gloom, but with the city reviewing its Cultural Contracts Program, artists and arts companies talking with each other about collaborations and a shared vision of what the arts mean to Austin, there are glimmers of light on the city's arts funding horizon.
"...for local arts organizations to share resources; developing a living wage for local artists; promoting creativity as a foundation..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Beyond City Limits
"...address "family issues" such as health care, immigration, a living wage, education, job training, and clean and accessible water..."

Aug. 30, 2002 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
"...and was the first local entity to adopt a "living wage" policy for its staff, but she should not..."

May 3, 2002 Column

Looking for Leadership
It takes a community to support the schools.
"...affluent and low-income students might well be a citywide living wage. But in the absence of such utopian solutions,..."

April 19, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Almost Famous, Austin Convention Center, Friday 16
"...a rock critic be gonzo and still make a living wage in these days of dollar-driven rock publications? Texas..."

March 16, 2001 Music Review by Margaret Moser

SXSW Film Reviews
Every Austinite should see this film, the human underside of our relentless growth; filmmakers should see it as a testimony to letting the story come to you.
" hopes of picking up steady work at a living wage. Heather Courtney's camera-eye is captured particularly by two..."

March 16, 2001 Screens Feature by Michael King

Staff Infection
Sick of Low Wages, UT Staff Vow Three-Day 'Burnt Orange Flu'
"...among them a $321 monthly increase (to a minimum "living wage" of $9.16 an hour), paid dental insurance, free..."

Sept. 1, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Our readers talk back.
"...such as educational opportunity, health care feasibility, and a living wage...."

June 2, 2000 Column

Down to Two
Runoff candidates offer views on city's future.
"...our community. Clearly, the growth that's happening is affecting wages, our transportation system, housing affordability. We should look to..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

The Michener Center for Writers
" increase their potential for professional recognition and a living wage. Some writers might try a writers' colony or..."

April 21, 2000 Books Feature by Ric Williams

Take Five
In the Place 5 Race, Activism Is the Operative Word
"...neighborhoods have a say in city government; affordable housing, living wage [issues], and our air and water quality all..."

April 14, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Sí World
Pulling the Rug Out
"...a whole, for "any subcontracting that is done, a living wage is paid ... Even to the shovel digger."..."

March 19, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

Ye Olde Can-Do Spirit
Libraries Branch Out
" the fiscal year 1999 budget of a minimum living wage of $7.40 for all city employees. There's an..."

Feb. 12, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

The Fifth Beatle
"...Which isn't to say the local label provides a living wage for anyone involved. Whenever he's not working at..."

Sept. 4, 1998 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...which seeks to provide hundreds of Austin residents with "living wage" skilled jobs with benefits. Interfaith estimates there are..."

April 24, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
" training initiatives that will place adult participants in "living-wage jobs." Austin Interfaith's Mary Molina said a survey of..."

April 17, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...have organized a forum this weekend to address "A Living Wage for Workers." Several grassroots groups are sponsoring the..."

March 6, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
" campaigning for job training and a $10-per-hour minimum "living wage" standard that employers could meet in exchange for..."

April 11, 1997 News Feature

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