When $15.00 is really $19.03

For more than a decade, workers have asked for a $15 minimum wage. Actually that means they’ve been asking for less every year. This year, we would have to earn $19.03 for the same purchasing power as 2012’s $15.00. Your…

What Economists Say About the Minimum Wage

The night before President Roosevelt signed the law that established the first federal hourly minimum wage, he warned in his fireside chat that we should, “…not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, …tell you…that a…

Where to Find a Higher Minimum Wage

Traveling around the United States, you would see a minimum wage that varied from state to state and among different cities.

The Minimum Wage Floor Debate

The estimated impact of a federal minimum wage increase to $10, $12, or $15 will create a range of tradeoffs between jobs and earnings.