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The Hightower Report
Are We in Iraq to Stay?; and Time for Percolate-Up Economics
"...millionaires yet, the good news is that America's minimum wage is up by 70 cents. Wow – if you..."

Aug. 15, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...McCulloch characterizes the measure as "protect[ing] our current employees' wage rates while bringing our overall wage rate more in..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature

Wildlife
Gyllenhaal and Mulligan burn in this period marriage drama
"...there. Paul Dano’s directorial debut is a visually stunning living portrait of a midcentury marriage falling apart at a..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

A Secure Platform for the Rights of Airport Workers
With a new concessions contract looming, airport workers introduce a platform for employee rights
"...the Unite Here Local 23 union, to demand fair wages and quality jobs. The event followed the opening of..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Working Overtime, but Not Getting Paid for It
Labor laws: Just because they exist, doesn't mean they're enforced
"...In addition to the alleged wage theft, Gutierrez Vega said that the site was unsafe...."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Point Austin: All Aboard for November
The players have arrived, now for the programs
"...at him. Martinez wondered how Adler anticipated paying a living wage scale (including to city employees) that started at..."

Aug. 22, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...high cost of downtown development by waiving the project's sewage and inspection fees, and paying for infrastructural work such..."

Nov. 13, 1998 News Feature

The Art of Parenting With Art
Trying to find ways to make art while sustaining a family is no easy road.
"...girls amused while we drive. It's a byproduct of living in the suburbs...."

June 22, 2001 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Point Austin: Hours to Burn
When they promote you to "supervisor," their hands are in your pocket
"...– $23,360, about $11/hour – is inadequate as a living wage, let alone a managerial ("executive, administrative, or professional")..."

Dec. 2, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Kitchen Scales
The cost of Austin fine dining
"...across the country went on strike to demand a living wage from employers. Austin activists joined in with the..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...State Affairs committee is considering bills endorsing the Universal Living Wage, the minimum-wage formula (developed by Austin advocate Richard..."

March 28, 2003 News Feature

Fight for $15 Gains Momentum in Austin
Fast food employees frustrated by low wages
"...for $15-organized strike, demanding a $15 per hour minimum wage and the right to form a union without retaliation...."

Nov. 18, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

Council Preview
Zimmerman off to East Texas to "investigate" city biomass contract
"...• Living wages: Item 91 (sponsored by D4 CM Greg Casar)..."

June 19, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

The Hightower Report
What job creation numbers don't tell us
"...market, but what they're worth – do they pay living wages, do they come with benefits, are they just..."

June 20, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

Point Austin: Our Neighbors' Keepers
More than one way to save a neighborhood
"...split between those making out like cyber-bandits and those living paycheck to paycheck and hanging on in between...."

June 22, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Changing Course
AISD shifts to community-based model for prepping younger kids for college
"...and the district's ongoing failure to provide a competitive wage, they feel pummeled. Nonethe­less, he said: "People are excited..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Beside the Point: Somewhere Over the Dais
Pay no attention to the man sleeping under the bridge
"...smart enough to know if you pay people a living wage, they can work themselves off the streets."..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Governing Post-Boom Austin
Now that the lawsuits are over, we hope the council campaigns will turn to issues.
"...Now we're living with the hangover. The 40% jump in Austin's population..."

April 12, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The Industrial Areas Foundation demonstrates its substantial clout at the Southwest IAF Conference, held in Austin earlier this week.
"...kingdom of God to manifest itself through good schools, living wages, and health insurance for children of the working..."

March 9, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Wheatsville's Frustrated Employees Call for Change
Mismanagement and toxic working conditions remain entrenched in the co-op’s culture
"...A few years ago, Wheatsville implemented a living wage policy for its workers. According to the group,..."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

South Austin Institution Whip In Under New Management
Beloved brewpub faces new challenges and former employees’ grievances
"...a point of paying all workers at least a living wage and using higher-quality – albeit pricier – ingredients...."

Sept. 29, 2017 Food Feature by Jack Craver

Zimmerman and Flannigan Face-Off in Candidate Forum
Zimmerman doubles down on opposing climate change, living wage
"...criticized Council’s vote last year to increase the minimum wage for employees from $11.39 to $13.03 an hour, saying..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

So Nice They’re Doing It Thrice
Council to carry over postponed items to Tuesday, Thursday
"...Zimmerman (who described as impossible attempts to determine a “living wage”) approved a resolution directing staff to address the..."

June 22, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Actors' Inequity
The Cost of Art IV: The artists onstage in Austin aren't just not paid what they're worth, many aren't paid at all
"...best case – best case – I make minimum wage. Worst case ... oh, I don't want to think..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Workers Protest Gables
WDP wants developer to ensure its subs pay fair wages
"...Eight painters claim they're owed, collectively, $8,500 in unpaid wages for the work they did on the Gables project..."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

New Life for Plaza Saltillo
City to reshape old rail yard into transit hub
"...the developer's commitment to pay all construction workers a living wage...."

June 13, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Council: About Those Tax Bills ...
Vested rights returns to agenda
"...There's more where those came from: a living wage review; a resolution endorsing the new Environmental Protection..."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Then There's This: Save the Trees!
Groups aim to spare seven Downtown trees
"...Crow to an enforceable agreement of job safety and living-wage requirements. "I think it was a really good show..."

June 1, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

The Green Deal: Highs and Lows
Council goes all the way with Trammell Crow
"...Crow to a bullet-proof agreement of job safety and living-wage requirements...."

May 25, 2012 News Post by Amy Smith

Albert Nobbs
This melancholy picture is distinguished by Glenn Close's vanishing act in the titular role.
"...Tootsie: Work is scarce, and work that pays a living wage even scarcer. Thus Nobbs the feminine becomes Nobbs..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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