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Renew the Fight
"...into a cash cow for corporations that pay unlivable wages and provide little to no benefits. The lowest-paid employees..."

Sept. 15, 2015 Postmarks

Council: Take the Steam Train
Can the city and Uber and Lyft come to an understanding?
"...• Item 87: to build a living wage index into the city's wage policy for nonsworn..."

Sept. 26, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

HD 50: Dems Fire Away
As early voting rolls on, Dems exchange hard shots
"...for local projects to pay their construction workers a living wage. The plan passed easily 6-1, with the only..."

Oct. 27, 2013 News Post by Christopher Hooks

Visa Council Debate Begins
City Council sets public hearing for incentives package
"...most notably from folks speaking on behalf of the "living wage" incentive provisions (on construction jobs) voted Tuesday by..."

Nov. 28, 2012 News Post by Michael King

May 12 Municipal Election: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...stronger way is to support the creation of more living-wage (or better) jobs. Not only does the much-debated new..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature

City Hall Hustle: Cheap at Any Price
How to get richer while getting poorer
"...in the hospitality/service industry, ranging from an average hourly wage of $8.13 for ushers and lobby attendants to a..."

Nov. 12, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Daily Hustle: 4/23/10
Taxi crash at council
"...of 40 hours a week, averaging less than minimum wage. Driver friendly changes could include anything from making individual..."

April 23, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
"...tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans; Ankrum supports a living wage and universal health care...."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Feature

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
"...tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans; Ankrum supports a living wage and universal health care...."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
"...tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans; Ankrum supports a living wage and universal health care...."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

Time to Greatly Restrict Immigration
"...lifetime. How can workers fight effectively for a minimum wage when there are millions of people willing to work..."

July 3, 2006 Postmarks

Endorsements
"...as her specific research experience as an expert in wage-and-hour law, which just happens to have been a crucial..."

May 5, 2006 News Feature

Time to Return to Bipartisan Cooperation
"...the job they get hired for pays a poverty wage. The only viable solution to poverty in America is..."

Oct. 13, 2005 Postmarks

Naked City
City rolls out its ambitious 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness
"...of the urgent need to locally establish a fair living wage. "We're working from the federal level, to create..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
"...the more likely reason -- that the federal minimum wage rose from $3.35 an hour to $5.15 (still not..."

May 31, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
This Week in Council
"...Danny Thomas endorsing the adjustment of the federal minimum wage to the Universal Living Wage (pegged to the cost..."

May 10, 2002 News Feature

Capitol Chronicle
Political commentary on the career of Henry B. Gonzalez
"...that had granted Lyndon Johnson such unlimited power to wage war in Vietnam, and had always deeply regretted that..."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Column by Michael King

Council Watch
Council divided on Gotham condo project; Jesus Garza gets a big raise; East Austin residents voice concerns about the future of the brown building and flood control.
"...Bill Spelman. The effort also increased the city's minimum wage to $8 -- deemed to be the "Living Wage"..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Off The Bookshelf
flatnessisgod:
"...Hot grease, minimum wage, and no respect. It's all part of the job..."

July 30, 1999 Books Review

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...pays its attendants and drivers barely over the minimum wage, which seems at odds with the city's purported goal..."

Aug. 14, 1998 News Feature

Home-Grown Workers
Is Austin's Job Boom Trickling Down to the People?
"...benefits of the new industry are the less sexy, wage-earning jobs created by the giant microelectronics companies that form..."

March 27, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Coach's Corner
"...the early Nineties, unions formed there, increasing the minimum wage to $1 per hour. Nike (which doesn't build factories..."

April 11, 1997 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Austin at Large: ARIC, Meet ALICE
Two acronyms walk into an ongoing conversation about justice and equity
"...poverty line but below the true basic cost of living – which in Texas is about 30% of the..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

The Good Eye: There and Back Again
Don't mess with Texas women, bucko
"...my best friend and I used to fantasize about living in adjacent writers' cabins in Vermont or a seaside..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Column by Amy Gentry

Can the Bands Play On?
The Live Music Task Force tunes up to protect Austin's claim to fame
"...working musicians – struggle to earn even a half-decent living. In a steady pattern of attrition, says Dillinger, clubs..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Next Austin Bust
Will it be bad? Can we be ready? Or should we not care?
"...displacement among many Austinites who feel like they're already living through a bust. A metro area that becomes more..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Connecting a Whole Community
Austin and Google Fiber move to bridge the digital divide
"...also helped drive up property prices and cost of living – even while the wealth disparity expanded...."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Plaza Saltillo Decision Comes Down to Money
Cap Metro chooses Endeavor over Saltillo Collaborative
"...the collaborative's commitment to pay all construction workers a living wage, among other things...."

June 27, 2014 News Feature by Amy Smith

Plaza Saltillo Decision Comes Down to Money
Cap Metro chooses Endeavor over Saltillo Collaborative
"...the collaborative’s commitment to pay all construction workers a living wage, among other things...."

June 24, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Next Week's Council: It's a Porker
Zoning, WTP4, Visa, and more
"...IT center here. See "Point Austin" and "Victories for Living Wages"...."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

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