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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

Too Many Unemployed or Underpaid
"...about a surplus of local work. When I said low-wage jobs already exist, I meant exactly that: Too many..."

Oct. 12, 2009 Postmarks

Council: The Public Weighs In
Budget priorities continue to be debated
"...the Summer Playground Program, parks, pools, libraries, and a living wage increase for all city workers. These budget priorities..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Cornering the Market
With its second location, Wheatsville expands its cooperative mission
"...fishing; to choose organics whenever possible; to pay a living wage to workers; and to support other local businesses...."

Oct. 11, 2013 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Public Notice
Hey, what's going on this week in Austin, public service-wise? Just read this!
"...Standards of Living, Revisited Last week, we mentioned the Universal Living Wage..."

May 4, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Public Notice
Hey, what's going on this week in Austin, public service-wise? Just read this!
"...Standards of Living You aren't getting out much if you haven't seen..."

April 27, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...paper for someone to read."ó B.M. Shopping for Fair Wages..."

Dec. 18, 1998 News Feature

How Many Jobs Do You Need to Afford a Two-Bedroom Place?
Those making minimum wage in Austin must work 3.2 full-time jobs to afford an FMR two-bedroom place
"...County residents working full time must make an hourly wage of $22.98 in order to afford a two-bedroom rental..."

June 30, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Plaza Saltillo Ground-breaking Set for Wednesday
After a long wait, the Eastside redevelopment finally kicks off
"...noted that in addition to the affordable units, those living at Plaza Saltillo will have direct access to transit:..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

The Daily Hustle: 10/11/10
House the Homeless founder now author
"...Up At The Bottom Line: The Struggle For The Living Wage! sounds like part personal history, part policy prescription..."

Oct. 11, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Hightower Lowdown
The Fundraiser-in-Chief, Harvard busts its workers, and Dick Cheney oils his own nest
"...lowest-paid workers, adamantly and arrogantly refusing to pay a living wage to about 1,000 people the university counts on..."

May 11, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

Chapter 2: Biweekly and Proud
September 1982-August 1988
"...a graduate student, Nick Barbaro was more or less living at the paper, and Jeff Whittington had a job..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

Travis County Leaders Give Themselves Raises
Salary move comes amid fears of shrinking budgets
"...an additional $5.8 million on increasing the county’s minimum wage from $13 to $15 an hour and increasing base..."

July 31, 2019 News Post by Lindsay Stafford Mader

City Budget Squeezed Between Basic Costs and State Neglect
The city has $1.03 billion in taxpayer money. Here's where it's going.
"...• Civilian employee wage increase: 2.5% (public safety TBD)..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Council Budget Is Finally Here
Includes a landmark living wage increase
"...Friday, Sept. 11. Not only did Council raise its living wage – the minimum wage a city employee can..."

Sept. 11, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

What Do Austinites Want?
10-1 City Council wrangles its first budget
"...targeting "increased spending" in general and a proposed 3% wage increase for civilian city employees in particular. (Public safety..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Beside the Point: Your Job or Your Life
It's time for workers to have better choices
"...immigrants, were they documented? Were they paid a fair wage, and treated decently? Were their working conditions safe? Did..."

July 17, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Then There's This: Through the Roof
Cost of living in Austin is 'Out of Reach' for most renters
"...most expensive city in Texas for residents making minimum wage or close to it, meaning their "housing wage" (which..."

March 23, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Suffer the Little Children
The Lege cutbacks to CHIP and social services have little to do with fiscal conservatism
"...should have real access to health care, and a living wage should at least provide affordable insurance for families..."

April 9, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Support Your Small and Local Businesses
Council approves overhaul of Chapter 380 agreements
"...and includes a Business Expansion Program that guarantees a living wage and other benefits, targeted outreach to priority groups,..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Point Austin: Invisible No More
Houston janitors strike a mighty blow for the value and dignity of labor
"...try to make ends meet. Under the new contract, wages will rise to a still-miserly $7.75 over three years,..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Toby Futrell's well-greased spending plan: paying city employees a living wage. Mayor Will Wynn and Council Member Raul Alvarez..."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Pols Listen to Voters -- What a Concept
Texas politicians court the Industrial Areas Foundation at its Austin conference.
"...up for an event that championed progressive programs like living wage ordinances and better immigrant services. But the nonpartisan..."

Sept. 20, 2002 News Feature by Michael May

The Father's Day Massacre
A brief analysis of a number of Gov. Perry's vetoes
"...SB 350: Living Wage for School District Construction..."

June 29, 2001 News Column by Michael King

The Hightower Report
America, it's time for a raise
"...they're doing, just look at our nation's desiccated minimum wage...."

Jan. 4, 2013 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
The minimum wage is overdue for a raise
"...they're doing, just look at our nation's desiccated minimum wage...."

Aug. 24, 2012 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hottest Race in Texas
The David Fisher-Todd Staples Senate Contest in East Texas Will Decide the Fate of the State Senate -- and the U.S. House
"...Nacogdoches County Sheriff Joe Evans; and the southern District 18-Livingston, where Democratic incumbent Dan Ellis is once again facing..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

Musicians on How Best to Employ City Funds Earmarked for the Local Scene
$3 million in HOT funds are coming. Now what?
"...business infrastructure to enable musicians to make a decent living here. The tech boom and the subsequent rising cost..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Music Feature

Top 10 Labor Stories
Treat your workers right
"...2) Closing the Living Wage Loophole Council raised the minimum wage for city..."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

News Roundup: Law & Order
Council argues, Buehler arrested, grass green
"...dogs out. And Item 44 would redirect the 3% wage increase recommended in the proposed budget only to the..."

Aug. 3, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

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