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A Two-Horse Race for Mayor
Can Laura Morrison hope to edge out Steve Adler?
"...leader." She cited Morrison's Council work supporting Austin Interfaith's living-wage campaign and her commitment to help Capital IDEA in..."

July 6, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Nuclear Freeze for Amazon?
Council members throughout the country reject HQ2
"...communities such as investments in affordable housing, infrastructure, and living wage jobs."..."

March 9, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

A Week in the Life of Budget Deliberations
Divvying up the pot
"...• Living wage increase, temp employees: $490,000..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Review: J.T. Youngblood's
Fried chicken joint still a little green
"...are needed. Even the restaurateurs most committed to a living wage aren't able to pay enough to ensure their..."

June 16, 2017 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Reviving Austin's Cab Industry
ATX Co-op Taxi splits the difference between traditional taxis and ridesharing
"...Cab circulated a petition to "Preserve Austin Taxi Drivers' Living Wage," with the presumptive warning that a fourth taxi..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Top of the Ticket: Third Party Options
The presidential election isn't just a choice between a racist demagogue and an institutional hawk
"...Other lofty but noble goals include Medicare for all, living wage jobs, tuition-free education, an end to poverty, and..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: The Arts Commission Hustle
City group gets moving on policy plan for Austin creatives
"...said Ballet Austin Executive Director Cookie Ruiz. Without a living wage, the artists and musicians and other creatives who..."

Aug. 8, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Lack of Empathy
"...being a TNC driver gave some opportunity for a living wage (which Austin voters have told City Hall they..."

May 12, 2016 Postmarks

Notes on Kamp: Everybody Loses
Council considers bad, outdated regs for Uber and Lyft
"...way that ensures drivers are able to make a living wage...."

April 8, 2016 News Column by Amy Kamp

Will Austin Applicants Get a "Fair Chance"?
Proposed ordinance would require businesses consider job applicants with criminal histories
"...25), and Council Member Greg Casar's resolution requiring Austin's living wage of $13.03/hour apply to construction workers on city..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Texas Tea
Three local purveyors search for an ethical cup
"...his friends, who he could ensure were paid a living wage for their hard work and quality product. "I..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Food Feature by Adrienne Whitehorse

MLA Subconference: Politics for Scholars
Two-day event takes place at Cheer Up Charlies
"...documenting the struggles contingent faculty face in securing a living wage, health and child care benefits, and job security,..."

Jan. 6, 2016 News Post by Amy Kamp

Getting Outside the Box
Will City Council decide to give job applicants with criminal records a "fair chance"?
"...incentives. The fair chance ordinance, as well as the living wage hike that has already passed through Council, have..."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Council Wrap-Up
Council passes a budget, 10-1 – no, wait, make that 9-2
"...• A $13.03 base living wage for all city employees, including temporary and part-time..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Another Day, Another Hearing
City Council listens and chats on budget
"...• Employee wages: A majority of Council appeared to support a pay..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Night Moves
Council moves on STRs, Springdale Farm, and budget
"...the Summer Playground Program, parks, pools, libraries and a living wage increase for all city workers. These budget priorities..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Food Trucks for a Cause
Two local trailers mix charity with business
"...the trailer with her. They will be paid a living wage while learning how to deal with customers, handle..."

Aug. 12, 2015 Food Post by Serena Yeh

Food-o-File
Pizza and pastries
"...and budgeting, and customer service communication, while earning a living wage. Herod's trailer is parked in a new food..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Council: Midterm Report Cards
The Chronicle grades new Council members
"...initiatives with previous Councils are bearing fruit.) He's triggered living-wage initiatives and renters' assistance as a counter-balance to the..."

July 3, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Food-o-File
Another Austin growth spurt
"...a group of current and former employees demanding a living wage. See "Is Something Rotten at Wheatsville Co-op?," May..."

May 22, 2015 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Propositions for a Taxicab Petition
"...The petition to "Preserve Austin Taxi Drivers' Living Wage" suggests that the city's transportation economy would need..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Propositions for a Taxicab Petition
Yellow Cab contests proposed co-op by exposing "silent majority"
"...The petition to “Preserve Austin Taxi Drivers’ Living Wage” suggests that the city’s transportation economy would need..."

May 13, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Workers Protest Gables
Claim developer isn't holding subcontractors accountable
"...Eight painters claim they’re owed, collectively, $8,500 in unpaid wages for the work they did on the Gables project..."

Nov. 18, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

Council: All You Can Eat!
Council gets stuff done
"...resolution to direct the city manager to report on living wage issues affecting social service contracts...."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Ridin' the (R)App
Council continues TNC debate
"...• Item 35: A resolution proposing an escalating living wage rate for the civilian city work force, with..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Austin City Election
Endorsements for mayor and Council
"...his effective advocacy for workers' rights, working conditions, and wages (the often ignored flip side of "affordability"), and even..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

The Road to 10-1: Meet District 1
Media forums begin tonight, 7pm
"...partnering with ACC to provide the necessary training for living wage jobs. Although most of the candidates were critical..."

Sept. 8, 2014 News Post by Michael King

HD 50: Circular Dem Firing Squad
Rifts deepen among candidates
"...for local projects to pay their construction workers a living wage. The plan passed easily 6-1, with the only..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

One Small Step Towards Equality, One Large Step for Austin
Austin + Domestic Partner Benefits = Reality
"...companies awarded these incentives are now entitled to a living wage floor, health insurance, and domestic partner benefits… with..."

Oct. 31, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

City Council: Bad Apples
Council wades through the Red River Cultural District
"...incentives policy – most prominently an insistence on a living wage floor for companies seeking city incentives to locate..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

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