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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

Opinion – Protecting Texas Alone: The UT System Has Failed Our Community
Underpaid at UT, a graduate student worker advocacy group, urgently calls for COVID protections
"...its graduate students an average of $11,000 below the living wage in Austin? If their only option for a..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Column by Underpaid@UT

’Horns Return; COVID to Follow?
The University of Texas community braces for impact as the fall semester gets underway
"...all state workers, and particularly the most vulnerable – low-wage and frontline workers, people of color, [and] the uninsured."..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

#VanLife Isn’t Just a Trend Anymore. It’s a Tether to Home.
A cross-country trip to unite a family in the pandemic
"...whipping that rearranged my facial features while working a low-wage job as a hotel night clerk. We moved into..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Features Feature by Kevin Curtin

Opinion: Restaurants Need Federal Aid to Survive
Chef Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye explains how and why you should support the RESTAURANTS Act
"...their average sales since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Imagine living on 35% of your normal income. How quickly would..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Column by Kevin Fink

Support Fair Wages and Your Digestion With Mayawell's Tonic
Agave + bubbles = good vibes
"...endeavors continue through Mayawell by providing jobs with fair wages and education on sustainable land stewardship and agave sourcing..."

July 24, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Austin Musicians of Color Talk About the Pandemic's Outsized Impact on Their Communities
COVID-19 extends into all realities of Austin's pervasive inequality
"...some pretty next-level shit. It used to feel like living in a reality TV show – like all three..."

June 19, 2020 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Opinion: Ten Days in March at L’Oca d’Oro
Living wages and paid sick leave are built into the local restaurant’s DNA. But without a government plan in place – for testing, sanitation checks, financial relief – co-owner Adam Orman explains why they’ve had to close their doors... for now.
"...is not at all cool because sick leave and living wages and health care and counseling are the norm...."

April 10, 2020 Column by Adam Orman

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Gets Political With the Chronicle
He should be a prime-time news analyst. Televisions would melt.
"...now, my blessed missus, is an African American, so living with her as I have, I understand more as..."

March 20, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Education, health, housing, justice addressed by list of demands
"...As low-wage workers will be among the hardest hit by COVID-19..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

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

The Make It Movement Wants You to Learn a Trade and Love What You Do
Can skilled jobs and career education change Texas culture?
"...have just a 12 percent likelihood of having a living-wage job."..."

Dec. 27, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Multicultural Refugee Coalition Celebrates 10 Years of Growing Roots in Austin
Texas transplants find space to grow
"...another branch of MRC that provides sewing training and living-wage work for refugees, produces Miranda Bennett's clothes, and New..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Beto O'Rourke's Long, Hot Road to the Texas Primary
We report from the 2020 Democratic campaign trail on whether all the blue, sweat, and beers are worth it
"...ground here take it all in with equal enthusiasm. Living wages for teachers! Racial reconciliation! $15 minimum wage! All-out..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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

Behind Enemy Lines at ALEC's Right-Wing Policy Conference
Activists say the American Legislative Exchange Council backs corporate interests over people
"...every turn. That means keeping drug prices high, blocking living wages and paid sick leave. ALEC makes sure to..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Housing of the 5,000
"...large percentage of the city of Austin is not living paycheck to paycheck; or within a budget, that doesn't..."

Aug. 27, 2019 Postmarks

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

Council Readies for New Budget Realities
Members might reconsider economic incentive packages
"...keep up with its ongoing cost drivers, such as cost-of-living wage increases and health insurance contributions. Mayor Steve Adler..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD Told to Pay More, Make Cuts Hurt Less
School change process seeks to improve academic programming access to all students
"...where pay may be higher and the cost of living definitely is lower...."

May 24, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD Employees’ Union Urges 10% Raise
With likely increase of state funding, local teachers say: “We’re worth it”
"...began a public push Tuesday to demand a 10% wage increase for all Austin ISD employees – nearly matching..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Revisits Milk With Austin Screening
Dustin Lance Black on the pendulum of progress
"...union truck drivers who were not being paid a living wage? No, but he found something in common. Or..."

May 3, 2019 Screens Post by Beth Sullivan

Kambui Olujimi Speaks Art to Power in "Zulu Time"
This Brooklyn artist’s solo exhibition at the Blanton shows how those in power make sure the world runs on their watch
"...US / Ville Radieuse, habite-à-machine (The Radiant City, the living machine), Mash Up #2 wallpapers an entire gallery corner..."

March 15, 2019 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

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

Council Set to OK New Contract for Downtown Homeless Shelter
Council ready to take next (Front) Steps
"...budget $300,000 to help pay its contractors the city's living wage of $15. Ultimately, it's hoped the shift in..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...that mandated paid sick leave violated the state's minimum wage laws – a dubious and misguided decision in the..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
"...labor issues and broader social priorities: raising the minimum wage; protecting retirement security (i.e., pensions); defending unions' ability to..."

Dec. 14, 2018 News Feature by the News Staff

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

Whole Foods’ Labor Market
U.S. Sens. Sanders, Warren probe Austin grocer's labor relations
"...organizing. These include workers using terms like "steward" or "living wage" or displaying "an unusual interest in policies, benefits,..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

On the Trustee Trail
AISD, ACC candidates talk money, equity
"...education" that could lead to more people "earning a living wage." She applauded the board's recent approval of a..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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