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Kito, Dukowitz face off at Chamber debate

...because there are a lot of adults with one, two or three minimum-wage jobs trying to raise families. The more minimum-wage workers earn, "the more they can contribute to the economy, the more they can spend in the economy," he said.Dukowitz...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/kito-dukowitz-face-chamber-debate
Local
Minimum wage may get booted from ballot

Alaska's minimum wage workers may get a $2 raise over the next two years without having to take a vote. Just don't expect backers of the August ballot initiative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/minimum-wage-may-get-booted-ballot
State | AK legislature
Writing is on the wall for entry-level jobs

...reduce costs than unskilled, minimum wage workers?So back to the Breeze Inn...news is not confined simply to minimum wage workers. The marine division of Rolls...claim they are advocating for minimum wage workers, trying to provide a "living...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-29/writing-wall-entry-level-jobs
Opinion
Minimum wage increase muddled by politics

...costs of living have increased. For decades, a minimum wage worker was able to earn enough in a year of full-time...poverty, but today, the earnings for full-time minimum wage workers fall almost $5,000 below poverty level. Sound...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081306/opi_20060813009.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...The governor's proposal to link yearly increases to the Consumer Price Index is intriguing. Essentially, minimum-wage workers would get raises to match cost-of-living increases. In terms of purchasing power, these wouldn't be raises...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012201/Ope_Editorial.shtml
Pass the minimum wage increase

...hour with no strings attached and no more business tax breaks. Sound off on the important issues at Since bare minimum-wage workers got a raise nearly 10 years ago, businesses have gotten $300 billion in tax breaks. Members of Congress have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020407/let_20070204007.shtml
Opinion
More are showing up at Anchorage shelters

...sees 12 to 18, Harris said. They hold jobs in fast food, retail and other low-wage industries. A full-time minimum-wage worker in Alaska earns about $1,144 a month before taxes or other deductions. "They have so many struggles," Harris...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012406/sta_20060124017.shtml
News
Minimum wage stuck in the 1950s

Are you better off than you were 40 years ago? Not if you're a minimum-wage worker. It would take $9.92 today to match the buying power of the minimum wage at its peak in 1968, the year Martin Luther King...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072409/opi_469069583.shtml
Play-or-pay provision means more lost jobs

...have to pay about 70 percent of that cost, or around $8,900. That's nearly the entire annual wages of a minimum-wage worker, which last year were $10,712. If the cost of employing a worker were to suddenly double, a business would...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073009/opi_472861840.shtml
Minimum wage proposals worthy of consideration

...The governor's proposal to link yearly increases to the Consumer Price Index is intriguing. Essentially, minimum-wage workers would get raises to match cost-of-living increases. In terms of purchasing power, these wouldn't be raises...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012201/Ope_Editorial.html
Opinion

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