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Small Businesses Support a Minimum Wage Increase, Poll Finds

By Patrick McNeil, Communications Assistant Entrepreneurs support a federal increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, an opinion poll conducted last month by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research on behalf of Small Business Majority reveals. The full report released … Continue reading

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5 Things We Can Do To Cut Poverty Today

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant The Half in Ten campaign released this video today highlighting five steps we can take to help reduce poverty in the United States, where economic inequality is on the rise and one in … Continue reading

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Resources and Reports: Minimum Wage; Low-Wage Workers; The Cost of Voter ID; Ballot Reform; For-Profit Schools

Compiled by Rachel Barr National Employment Law Projects’ new report, “Big Business, Corporate Profits, and the Minimum Wage,” finds that, in most cases, the lowest-paid workers in the United States are employed by large companies instead of small businesses. It … Continue reading

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Raise the Minimum Wage

Think about trying to live on a job that pays the current federal minimum wage of $7.25. How far will your paycheck go? What if you have to drive to that job or pay for daycare for a child? If … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Courts Uphold Minimum Wage; Labor Union Opposes Secure Communities Program; MLK Day Rally Focuses on Voting Rights

Court won’t review ruling on tipped employees Washington (AP) The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from Applebee’s International to dismiss workers’ complaints that they should earn minimum wage rather than factoring in tips as part of employees’ salaries … Continue reading

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Child Poverty Increases in Most States

The data released last week show that by 2010 more than one in five children nationally lived in poverty, which the Census Bureau defines as a household income of $22,113 for a family of four. Child poverty rose in 42 states between 2007 and 2010. For African-American children, the poverty rate is nearly 40 percent as compared to the poverty rate among White children, which was 12.4 percent. Continue reading

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You Should Be Earning at Least $10 an Hour – Get the Facts on Raising the Minimum Wage

A new website from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) is providing information and making the case for raising the federal minimum wage in the U.S. Currently set at $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage has failed to keep … Continue reading

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