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Minimum wage increase muddled by politics

...15 an hour even while energy costs have skyrocketed and other costs of living have increased. For decades, a minimum wage worker was able to earn enough in a year of full-time work to lift a family of three out of poverty, but today, the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081306/opi_20060813009.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
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
Renters balance life on the edge

...Juneau: $9.11 per hour. Household income required to afford that apartment: $46,255. The number of hours a minimum wage worker must work each week to afford that apartment: 114. Source: Juneau Affordable Housing Commission The Affordable...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012008/loc_20080120023.shtml
News
Renters balance life on the edge

...Juneau: $9.11 per hour. Household income required to afford that apartment: $46,255. The number of hours a minimum wage worker must work each week to afford that apartment: 114. Source: Juneau Affordable Housing Commission

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012008/loc_238365935.shtml
Local
Renters balance life on the edge

...Juneau: $9.11 per hour. Household income required to afford that apartment: $46,255. The number of hours a minimum wage worker must work each week to afford that apartment: 114. Source: Juneau Affordable Housing Commission

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012008/loc_238365935.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Opinion and Letters: Don't bet Social Security on stock market 9/1/98

...before taking account of the stock market. While some of the privatizers have told how their plans would allow a minimum wage worker to retire as a millionaire, more realistic accounting shows that they would be lucky to accumulate a nest egg of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090198/security.html
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
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