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Senate Passes Minimum-Wage Raise
U.S. Senate approves $2.10 minimum-wage raise, first increase in more than nine years.
"...Yee haw! The U.S. Senate approved a $2.10 minimum-wage raise Thursday, Feb. 1, the first increase in the..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Post by Cheryl Smith

Hope on Minimum-Wage Horizon
Serious state and federal efforts under way to pass legislation that would raise minimum wage, stuck more than nine years at a pathetic $5.15 an hour
"...federal level to pass legislation that would raise the minimum wage, stuck for more than nine years at a..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Days of Our Minimum-Wage Workers' Lives
'The hour glass is running out of sand' in dramatic struggle to raise minimum wage for first time in more than nine years
"...through the hourglass, so are the days of our minimum-wage workers' lives...."

April 27, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Bucks for Bullets: Federal minimum-wage raise approved
When Congress passed Iraq war spending bill last Thursday, it approved a raise in federal minimum wage for first time in a decade
"...24, it also approved a raise in the federal minimum wage for the first time in about a decade...."

June 1, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Minimum-Wage Delays
Republican pork tax breaks are holding up the much ballyhooed minimum-wage raises Democrats promised
"...Why haven't competing versions of U.S. House and Senate minimum-wage legislation made it yet to conference committee for debate..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Minimum Wage Murmurs
Hundreds of economists sign on to "manifesto" urging Congress and state policymakers to raise the minimum wage, an act of defiance that is apparently generating some disconcerted murmurs
"...surrendered to those pesky calls to raise the federal minimum wage. If you can hang on for six more..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

Minimum Wage Woes
In failing to pass bill that would have led to federal minimum wage raise, Congress fails workers
"...led to a $2.10 hourly raise in the federal minimum wage, making it nearly nine years since an increase..."

July 14, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

More Minimum Wage Woes
We have less than four months to go to beat our national minimum wage stagnation record, and we're doing great!
"...led to a $2.10 hourly raise in the federal minimum wage, which has remained unchanged for nearly nine years,..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Minimum Wage Is Not Livable”
Workers get paid, but the fight for fair wages is far from over
"...been resolved. Popeyes workers received the week's worth of wages that had eluded them for more than two weeks..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Jack Craver

Minimum Wage: Keepin' 'Em Down
"...and all bills proposing to raise the state hourly minimum wage, stuck for more than nine years at a..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Austin Extends Living Wage
$13.03 floor now applies to more workers on city-funded projects
"...Two loopholes in the city’s living wage policy were closed during yesterday’s City Council meeting...."

March 25, 2016 News Post by Amy Kamp

From Low Wage to No Wage
Two class action lawsuits target wage theft
"...to mark the National Day of Action to Stop Wage Theft, the Equal Justice Center and the University of..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Sick Leave: A Wage by Any Other Name?
Texas 3rd Court of Appeals strikes down Austin's ordinance
"...rights ordinance violated the state constitution and the Texas Minimum Wage Act, which bars cities from increasing wages beyond..."

Nov. 23, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Then There's This: 'A Decent Wage'
Pay Requirement may be inked into city incentive deals
"...require companies to pay employees and construction workers a minimum wage of $11 an hour, with construction workers eligible..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Column

It Is Not Un-American to Demand a Decent Wage
"...Dear Editor, I suggest Vance McDonald (against the minimum wage) [“Postmarks,” June 8] check the results of Washington..."

June 12, 2007 Postmarks

The Prevailing Wage Guessing Game
Trustees worry that doing the right thing might cause bond dollars to come up short
"...a month – on whether to adopt a prevailing wage scale that includes money for benefits for workers on..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Hightower Report: The Living Wage Preemption Act
"...and other activist groups began winning city campaigns for minimum wage hikes, ALEC responded by holding a corporate forum..."

Aug. 4, 2017 News Column by Jim Hightower

Eastside Developer Promises $15/Hour Wage Floor, and More
Developer joins with Workers Defense to offer labor guarantees, but the neighborhood still has qualms about a new hotel
"...wide range of worker benefits – including a $15-per-hour wage floor – to help mitigate the effects of neighborhood..."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

American Job
"...English. Everyone knows this is nowhere, this world of minimum-wage jobs, stultifying labor, and dead ends. Another day, another..."

March 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Hightower Report
Mitch's minimum-wage glitch
"...darn proposals." Like what, you ask? "Like raising the minimum wage," explained the senator from Kentucky, a state with..."

Sept. 12, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Pulling the curtain on an anti-minimum wage front group
"...are hyperbolic screeds against economists who favor raising the minimum wage, denouncing them as "radical researchers."..."

April 18, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

Wildlife
Gyllenhaal and Mulligan burn in this period marriage drama
"...then runs off to work fighting the fires for minimum wage, leaving his wife Jeanette (Mulligan) and 14-year-old son..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Compliance
When authority is ceded to a disembodied voice on the other end of a phone line, all bounds of human propriety are lost in this story's fast-food joint.
"...That's essentially what happens to Dreama Walker's Becky, a minimum-wage slave whose day spirals from bad to terrifically creepy..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

3rd Court Halts Paid Sick Leave
City ordinance put on pause by soon-to-be-ex-judges
"...days a year, is a violation of the Texas Minimum Wage Act, ruled the Austin-based appeals court...."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

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

Nov. 18, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

Out of Reach
Living Wage Eludes the Average Austinite
"...which, according to the conventional economic wisdom, means higher wages. But that particular bit of good news, apparently, has..."

March 20, 1998 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

Notes on Kamp: Why You Should Care About Fight for $15
It doesn't matter what income bracket you're in – the living wage issue impacts everyone
"...2015), significant victories in the struggle for a $15 minimum wage have been achieved...."

April 15, 2016 News Column by Amy Kamp

The Hightower Report
Lifting America Up by Raising the Wage Floor
"...Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a..."

Aug. 29, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

Building Austin
As the city grows, is it being cavalier about the well-being of the laborers who are assembling Austin's new face?
"...the process for lodging complaints about safety violations or wage theft can be slow and difficult, especially when the..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

City Hall Hustle: Across The Universe
Housing advocate Troxell provides chapter and verse on living wage
"...at the Bottom Line: The Struggle for the Living Wage! tells Troxell's tale through the prism of HTH's primary..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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