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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

Split Council Approves Incentives
5-2 Vote on Websense and Dropbox suggests shifting perspectives
"...and creation of 470 full-time jobs with annual average wage of $82,000 (state's Texas Enterprise Fund contribution $4.5 million);..."

Feb. 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Then There's This: Working Man of Green Gables
Condo developer targeted for claims of unpaid wages, unsafe conditions
"...violations at the job site. Hazardous conditions and unpaid wages were the chief complaints aired by workers, several of..."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Point Austin: Jobs to Go
The sunny side of the state's assault on social services
"...Midland, the prospective operators would be paid a starting wage of $8 an hour. At that rate (about $1,280..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Column by Michael King

The Bus Stops Here: Cap Metro
One-day strike ratchets up tensions between transit agency and union
"...Dallas drivers making more than the top operator hourly wage of $18.56, the union maintains that factoring in Austin's..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...release. College dormitories, nursing homes, correctional facilities, and similar living situations will be given special attention, as well as..."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...a compromise to the debate over whether the prevailing wage scale the district adopts for contracted workers on bond-funded..."

May 6, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Letters at 3AM
All the economic numbers point one way: Hard times are about to get harder
"...think of when they hear about personal income – wage and salary payments ... the entire increase [from the..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Column by Michael Ventura

The Hightower Lowdown
Shutting Out The Majority; 'Quality' Junk
"...for personal enrichment say it's only a little ol' cost-of-living adjustment, why make a fuss about it? Well, if..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Column by Jim Hightower

High-Tech Heist
A former Power Computing company employee stole memory modules and drew a 25-year prison sentence.
"...the federal government to institute what he calls minimum wage sentencing. The idea is to punish economic criminals economically...."

Dec. 24, 1999 News Feature by Brett Holloway-Reeves

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Public Policy Priorities shows. One out of five full-time wage earners in Texas doesn't earn enough to raise a..."

April 16, 1999 News Feature

Job Training: Boon or Bust?
"...long-term support they need to enter jobs that pay "living wages." They say that without a systematic means of..."

March 27, 1998 News Feature

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

The Luv Doc: Feeding Pigeons
Toddlers have a lot of cartilage, don't they?
"...To paraphrase our greatest living president, James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr., I've committed infanticide..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

Homelessness: The Big Picture
Poverty and lack of affordable housing keep people down both locally and nationwide
"...• The high cost of living contributes to homelessness. Austin has the highest housing costs..."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

The Hightower Report
Ad Creep Advances; and Congress Does It Again
"...people who have refused to raise America's poverty-level minimum wage for 1 0 years and who have shown no..."

June 30, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Congress feathers its own nest; electronic voting threatens to steal our vote.
"...American workers out the door every month, with middle-class wages being depressed in every economic sector (from service jobs..."

Oct. 10, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

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Our readers talk back.
"...Since 9/11, I have been living in Seoul, and though I see America through a..."

May 2, 2003 Column

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"...seem to be fixated on the rear-view mirror, constantly reliving past glories instead of attempting to create a climate..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Column

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"...that this tactic gives them a stronger position in wage negotiations, which come up again in Austin next year...."

Nov. 1, 2002 Column

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"...digest the injustice that has occurred in America. We're living in difficult times as foreseen; and as written; in..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Column

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"...in Turkey. We are very happy to have Rosetta living here. Another of Bob's daughters, Cindy, is a resident..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Column

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Light Rail, Green Politics, and much ado about the city's growing pains.
"...economy that has become far too dependent upon high wage/high tech employers and corporate high tech relocations to fuel..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Column

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Do the Right Thing
"...newspaper makes several valid points about the cost of living in Austin, it errors with regard to the agreement..."

March 27, 1998 Column

Austin Looks for Routes Out of Its Homelessness Crisis
Under pressure, the city experiments with fast and sustainable strategies
"...there has been only one known outbreak among people living together without stable housing – at Downtown's Salvation Army..."

July 9, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Texans With Disabilities Physically Barred From Policymakers
The inaccessibility at the Capitol is emblematic of the city at large
"...doctors recommended a different facility – a state supported living center – where staff would make decisions for him...."

July 28, 2017 News Feature by Taylor Jackson Buchanan

Austin @ Large: Marc His Words
He's gotta tell ya -- Marc Katz karez about Austin (enough to be mayor).
"...of doing business, is exactly what Austin needs right now.""Living in the Solution" Katz is hardly the first, and..."

March 28, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Gets Political With the Chronicle
He should be a prime-time news analyst. Televisions would melt.
"...now, my blessed missus, is an African American, so living with her as I have, I understand more as..."

March 20, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Infill On Trial
What's the Verdict on the Latest Central-City Boom?
"...-- especially the ones who build things for a living -- tend to dismiss Austin Tomorrow as a joke,..."

Feb. 14, 1997 News Feature

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