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My Turn: Timeless tale about a very current issue

...socio-economic landscape that the rest of us lack. He can see how politicians bicker over a hopelessly inadequate minimum wage as they cut funding for social programs that could save lives. As this man wanders through our streets, he can see how predatory...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-22/my-turn-timeless-tale-about-very-curr
Opinion
Minimum wage measure could boost bus driver pay

...measure increases the state minimum wage by $1 on Feb. 24 and by another...for each increase to the minimum wage, climbing to $19.50 per hour...The statute requiring bus driver wages at double the minimum wage was part of the 1989 Alaska School...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-24/minimum-wage-measure-could-boost-bus-dr
State
District plans teacher cuts

...School District began this week.Educators are paid on a tiered scale, which grants set wage increases to staff as they gain more experience and tenure. The wage amounts on each level of the tier would go up between 1 and 2 percent after the negotiations...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-16/district-plans-teacher-cuts
Local
Bill attempts to attract out-of-state interns

...HB 2 would add all college and university program-required internships to the list of jobs exempted from Alaska's minimum wage law, which will require most of the state's workers to be paid a minimum of $8.75 per hour effective Feb. 24. Currently...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/bill-attempts-attract-out-state-interns
Local | AK legislature
Ski Law

...added bonus of the photo looking more exciting than my driver's license, the cost is just a bit high for my photojournalist wage scale.My affection for tumbling down slopes began to wane.Last year I noticed it as we moved from being Juneau's ski hill...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-15/ski-law
Sports
Legislators file first round of bills

...HB 2 - Rep. Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage - Students working at an unpaid work experience program are exempted from the Alaska Wage and Hour Act.? HB 3 - Reps. Lynn and Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage - Death benefits payable to the widows, widowers and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature
Recreational facilities face frugal future

...not including Juneau School District use. The number of users has mainly dropped, Millhorn said, because costs rise but wages have not followed, so many would-be users say they can't afford to come to the pool more often. Millhorn has been facilitating...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-09/recreational-facilities-face-frugal-fut
Local
Proposed minimum wage increase does not go far enough

...increase the state's minimum wage. If the measures passes, we...than a quarter of minimum-wage earners. According to the Pew...the workforce at entry-level wages. Sadly for Alaska, many of...raise the state's minimum wage, but voting Yes on Ballot Measure...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-26/proposed-minimum-wage-increase-does-n
Opinion
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...impact of raising the minimum wage has been much debated over the...estimated that a federal minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, which...states that raised their minimum wages at the beginning of 2014 were...state-by-state hiring data.Minimum wage proposals tend to be popular...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/democrats-love-seeing-minimum-wage-ball
State
Chamber debate turns into lecture against minimum wage hike

...against raising the minimum wage in Alaska, even the servers...mean, when you raise wages for people then it'll...the following year. The wage would be adjusted for...to mandate employees' wages; most businesses in Juneau...well above the minimum wage, he argued. He said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-26/chamber-debate-turns-lecture-against-mi
Local

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