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Opinion: Surviving Whole in a Broken System
Caregiver violence is a form of abuse that affects thousands of Texans with disabilities. And yet, there is a constant need for more caregivers.
"...ratio actually is. On top of that, the starting wage for a PCA is only $8.11, and the average..."

Nov. 19, 2021 Column by Renee Lopez

Faster Than Sound: Should the Live Music Fund Go to Musicians or Venues?
While eligibility is worked out, Music Commission nails down “PIE” equity plan
"...got bailouts, and still refused to pay us just wages."..."

Nov. 5, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Hiring More Police Is Not a Great Way to Prevent Murders
A closer look at Austin's growing number of homicides
"...reduction strategies), others lie well beyond it (unemployment rates, wage levels, the quality of schools). But to achieve statistically..."

Oct. 15, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Comadre Panaderia's Pop-Up Pan Dulce
Mariela Camacho's project aims to nourish the Latinx diaspora and fuel food system rebellion
"..."I think about groups and people like One Fair Wage and Ashtin Berry who have created a lot of..."

Aug. 20, 2021 Food Feature by Alexandra Detmar

Austin Looks for Routes Out of Its Homelessness Crisis
Under pressure, the city experiments with fast and sustainable strategies
"...there has been only one known outbreak among people living together without stable housing – at Downtown's Salvation Army..."

July 9, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Watch: Black Eyed Vermillion Stares into the Isolated Abyss with “These Walls”
Punk growler deviates into dark trip-hop with new video
"...as a struggling musician primed me for it well. Living modestly, hand-to-mouth subsistence at the forefront of every shopping..."

June 23, 2021 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Doin’ It to Death: House Dems Chub Up Slim Victories
"...talked one final bill to death (SB 518, involving wage statistics) as colleagues waved small pink-and-blue Transgender Pride flags...."

May 28, 2021 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Public Notice: The Housing Conundrum
Good news? Bad news? It’s all in your point of view.
"...Because of course as value goes up, cost of living goes up, probably at a faster rate than wages..."

March 26, 2021 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Opinion: We Need to Prioritize Our Service Workers
Olamaie Executive Chef Michael Fojtasek: "The way to ensure the health and livelihoods of service industry people is through vaccination"
"...be the responsibility of said owners to provide a living wage and a safe work environment, but how can..."

March 5, 2021 Column by Michael Fojtasek

Checking In: Go Fever’s Acey Monaro Paints Houses Down Under
“So, so, so relieved about the outcome, can’t wait to get back now”
"...We’re living in Newcastle, NSW, which is a beach town just..."

Nov. 30, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

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

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