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"...negotiate with parties that have a history of not living up to prior agreements. I would suggest that coherent..."

Oct. 25, 1996 Column

Capital Metro's Labor Lowdown
StarTran makes its 'last, best, and final offer'
"...prepared to strike – not to protect its own wages, but to guard the salaries of future employees. "It's..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Our readers talk back.
"...reprimand to local artists who are simply making a living doing what they are passionate about. Yuck, and shame..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Column

Point Austin: Holiday Hunger
While helping our neighbors, consider the structures of poverty
"...of opportunity but the economic bottom of the Texas wage market, where roughly a fifth of Texas families are..."

Nov. 25, 2011 News Column by Michael King

AISD Salaries Up for Debate
With cost of living going up, teachers need a raise
"...29), the district is considering implementing higher minimum hourly wages as well as an across-the-board pay raise. Yet as..."

May 6, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

ACC Needs Planning, Not Damning
"...people are forced to subsist on the current minimum wage of $4.75 an hour. Many minimum wage earners struggle..."

June 20, 1997 Column

Time for a Change
A look back at Cristina Tzintzún's time fighting for immigrant rights
"...white hippie father (they met while Tzintzún's father was living in a commune in Mexico). Growing up, her family..."

Dec. 4, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Who's Afraid of Accountability?
Gables Residential not ready to "Build It Better" just yet
"...Project has received complaints about unsafe working conditions and wage theft at Gables Residential-owned projects. The Atlanta-based developer has..."

Dec. 5, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Point Austin: A Family Matter
Cap Metro employees face another stark decision on their livelihoods
"...saying] they'll save money in fuel costs and employee wages, and they were counting the days and how much..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Column by Michael King

East Side Hotel Denied
Planning Commission fails to approve permit
"...facilities there to be reasonable and consider the people living there for decades if not generations."..."

June 10, 2015 News Post by Tony Cantú

Under One Roof
Can the City Make Good on Its Affordable Housing Promise?
"...sustain gainful employment. But now that the cost of living is putting the squeeze on more than 200,000 Austin..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Postmarks Web Extra
Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...I have been living with and photographing Muslims in the Balkans for almost..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Column

The Rent Rub
Working Poor Getting Stiffed on Housing Costs
"...half their combined monthly income. Bill earned only minimum wage as an electrician's apprentice, and Holly's new job in..."

Aug. 21, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Point Austin: They Died in Your City
Austin is built by workers subject to institutionalized injustice
" what until recently had been boom times: poverty-level wages, fly-by-night pay practices including wage theft, little health insurance..."

June 19, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Austin's high tech economy is boosting some wages, but leaving others behind, while the cost of living rises
" has this to say to the average Austin wage-earner: Your pay has gone up dramatically since 1997, eclipsing..."

Dec. 29, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

What Price Labor?
Business as Usual
" with are "ever optimistic" about getting paid the wages they are owed. "They say, 'I got screwed here..."

Nov. 27, 1998 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Point Austin: Did You Work Last Weekend?
Reflections on the value of Texas labor
"...41 weeks a year – for the risible minimum wage, if she's lucky. For a slightly better-off group –..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Our readers talk back.
"...on the environment. Since everyone can find a (minimum wage) job, unemployment insurance will be stopped. As Social Security..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Column

Postmarks Web Extra
Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...and we seem to have trouble defining the enemies living among us. Maybe the problem is that we have..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Column

Can a Working Musician Find a Decent Job in This Town?
Musicians looking to subsidize their poverty-level passion already have one strike against them
"...75% below the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area Mean Annual Wage, and more than 62% below the Austin MSA Median..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Music Feature by Leslie Sisson

Does It Really Pay to Work in Austin?
Workers earn less in Austin than other major cities
"...dollars and ninety-three cents an hour. That's the average wage for an Austin worker, according to the latest National..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Labor and AISD Butt Heads Again
'Prevailing wage' creates a sticking point
"...recommended that the board of trustees adopt a prevailing wage scale for skilled laborers that does not budget for..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Hightower Lowdown
The media fails to report Alan Greenspan's pro-corporate zealotry; greedy doctors make for bad medicine; and subliminal advertising makes its way into books.
"...a direct question: "Are you for abolishing the minimum wage?" Startled, the master of obfuscation uncharacteristically blinked and blurted:..."

Oct. 5, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

Letters at 3AM
What does this so-called "boom" mean to most Americans?
"...bit worse than 10 years ago -- inflation-adjusted hourly wages of middle-wage men [have been] 1.8% lower in 1999..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Column by Michael Ventura

A Revolutionary Letter to Employers (continued)
"...don't believe your own eyes. They tell you that wage-earners are on the run; that unions are a thing..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Column

CNN Obama-Clinton Debate: The full transcript
Word for word, the whole shebang
"...south Texas. And I had the great privilege of living for a while in Austin and in San Antonio,..."

Feb. 21, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Our readers talk back.
"...same? You know, sexy-cute-cool-artsy-tanned-hipster-twentysomething. Are they for real and living in Austin?..."

May 9, 2003 Column

AISD Employees’ Union Urges 10% Raise
With likely increase of state funding, local teachers say: “We’re worth it”
"...began a public push Tuesday to demand a 10% wage increase for all Austin ISD employees – nearly matching..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...labor issues and broader social priorities: raising the minimum wage; protecting retirement security (i.e., pensions); defending unions' ability to..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

Hold the Dark
Humanity's animal instincts exposed in the Alaskan wilderness
"...local ways; in it, a local man accustomed to living without police interference decides to wage one last war..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

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