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News Roundup: Biker Gangs, Ice Cream, & Rain
A deadly shooting, the latest at Kyle PD, and more
"...Staff Solidarity Collective launched a campaign to bring a living wage to Wheatsville. The co-op, which is known to..."

May 18, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Don't Dissolve District
"...a long time, and one of the advantages of living here is the cultural climate provided by the University...."

May 1, 1998 Column

The Hightower Report
Federal workers should not be paid below-poverty wages, and electronic voting machines should provide paper ballots.
"...fat, tax-paid contracts from the feds are paying poverty wages to the people actually doing the contract work. The..."

Jan. 2, 2004 News Column by Jim Hightower

Our readers talk back.
"...isn't somewhere "regular working-class people" can live? I've been living in the area 12 years now; this is my..."

June 27, 2003 Column

Naked City
"...Court Endorses Livable Wages..."

July 12, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

On The Lege
Knocking Out Hate
"..."not reviewed the legislation at this time." -- R.B. Wage War..."

March 19, 1999 News Column

Top 10 Labor Stories
"...advantage of by unscrupulous employers. 2) City Increases Its Living Wage..."

Jan. 1, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Setting an Example
City increases its own base pay; will other employers follow suit?
"...the state of Texas prevents municipalities from increasing minimum wage standards for all workers, and the Texas minimum is..."

Sept. 16, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

Split Parties
Away from the table, several sides to the tipping story
"..."When you wait tables for a living, there's no avoiding the undertippers ... you're gonna get..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Helping Herb
"...The Austin Chronicle), go to] Working for a Living..."

March 6, 1998 Column

Council Budget Afterthoughts
Council members offer post-approval thoughts on FY 2016 budget
"...raise for all non-sworn city employees, a $13.03 minimum wage for city employees and insurance coverage for most temporary..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Are You Typical?
Council's first look at FY 2016 budget
"...million, 1.1%). The major cost drivers – new hiring, wage increases, and health insurance – were roughly the same..."

Aug. 7, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

More Bacon for Construction Workers on AISD Projects
Wage measure splits board
"...voted to adopt a new standard for calculating contractor wage rate – the federal Davis-Bacon scale – for works..."

June 20, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...been lost among the hype that has replaced the living man. Before Monday's five-kilometer walk from Austin Community College's..."

Jan. 22, 1999 News Feature

" community damn themselves with their comments on the living wage issue ["Pocketbook Politics," Vol. 18, No. 5]. So,..."

Oct. 23, 1998 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...the rest of us "poor schlubs get considerably poorer," "wage slaves" et. al.), he concludes that we shouldn't miss..."

July 7, 2006 Column

The Hightower Report
Norquist disowns stinky pal; and forget about a living wage
"'s big problems, such as making sure that the wages of America's workaday majority stay low...."

June 10, 2005 News Column by Jim Hightower

Mike Martinez: 'Leadership of Austin's Tomorrow'
" employees are treated fairly, and paid a decent wage, so that they don't have to live out of..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

East Timor. Campaign Finance Reform. Napster. Living Wages. Little Richard.
"...The Austin Living Wage Coalition very sensibly proposes that everyone who works..."

May 26, 2000 Column

The Watson Way
Mayor Kirk Watson talks about challenges for austin during his next term.
"...Smart Growth ideology vying for dominance with clean-air and cost-of-living issues. After spending the past three years fast-tracking a..."

March 31, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

East-West Dissent
Neighborhood Concerns
"...know who owns the companies." And forget about a living wage for city employees: "I'm not in favor of..."

April 23, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff

Q&A with Sen. Bernie Sanders
Sanders talks a possible presidential bid, income inequality
"...class continues to decline and we have more people living in poverty today than in almost any other time..."

April 2, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

The Road to 10-1: WDAF Forum
10-1 is a marathon; not a sprint
"...most pressing to WDAF, including the candidates’ positions on living wages for all workers, measures to punish wage theft,..."

Aug. 18, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

Steve Adler: 'New Way Forward'
"...heavy equipment and were thus being denied the higher wages. This would have been in the mid- to late..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

The Hightower Lowdown
Hightower on clean elections, corporate genetic research, and living wage legislation
"...purposes, what's to prevent another company from looting yours?The Wages of Poverty Here's a novel concept: If you work..."

Dec. 22, 2000 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...its top priorities. The Austin Federation of Teachers, Austin Living Wage Coalition, and several school district workers asked the..."

April 23, 1999 News Feature

Libertarians Say No to Doggett
" community damn themselves with their comments on the living wage issue ["Pocketbook Politics," Vol. 18, No. 5]. So,..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Column

Breathing Room for the City Budget
Proposed FY 2019 city budget features sunnier projections
"...the Hotel Occupancy Tax, as well as the overall wage increase for city employees. "It sounds as if it's..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Fight for $15 Protests Fast Food Working Conditions
Rallies come on heels of negative labor report on Austin restaurants
"...working the fast-food jobs are barely scraping by, probably living paycheck to paycheck," says Johnson. "Even the most implicit..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Council: Labor Protections and Job Evaluations
Marc Ott's job performance goes up for debate this week
"...Council Member Greg Casar's initiatives to extend the city's living wage of $13.03 to city-funded positions for construction workers..."

April 1, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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