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Floyd Dryden students weigh in on elections

...would decrease because if each minimum wage worker was paid more, the company...a small company raises the minimum wage workers earn, they feel that it would...Yet, more than 50 percent of minimum wage workers are under the age of 24. Even...
My Turn: Walk in the shoes of a minimum wage worker

I'm a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it's a tougher road today.Minimum wage buys fewer necessities now than it did when I needed it...
Reflecting on a just wage this Labor Day weekend

...other consequences. Although our state minimum wage is slightly more than the federal minimum wage, a full-time minimum-wage worker can still live in poverty. Our Catholic social teaching asks us to be vigilant and support the common good. Work...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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