“minimum-wage” Charts

Are NFL Cheerleaders Underpaid? »

This chart can really put into perspective the sad truth of the average NFL cheerleader pay. To learn more about…

Noah Maney
by: Noah Maney
views: 320
Score: 15

Raising the Minimum Wage is a Political No-Brainer »

Raising the minimum wage is simply not a controversial issue — except on Capitol Hill. Poll after poll reveals that…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 736
Score: 12

Wages Up? Employment Could Suffer »

The authors of "Minimum Wages," a book released in 2008, reviewed 100 studies concerning wages that have been published since…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 264
Score: 11

Wanna Reduce Welfare and Food Stamps? Here's the Right Way. »

The annual income for the federal minimum wage is $14,500, which is just under the two-person family poverty line. Seattle's…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 275
Score: 7

Wall Street's Soaring Bonuses and the Minimum Wage »

In 2013, the New York State comptroller reported last week, Wall Street banks handed out over $26 billion in bonuses…

Institute for Policy Studies
by: Institute for Policy Studies
views: 239
Score: 5

Fast-Food Workers Organize Protests To Demand Living Wage »

The fast-food industry is a $200 billion business, yet many chains offer wages just a dollar above the federal minimum…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 1687
Score: 5

Increased Minimum Wage Does NOT Increase Unemployment »

In the wake of fast food strikes it is worth remembering that researchers from Berkeley and Princeton have studied minimum…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 179
Score: 5

How Far Should Minimum Wage Take a Worker? »

The federal poverty threshold doesn't tell the whole truth about poverty and income in the United States. Research suggests that…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 191
Score: 4

In Wake of Fiasco, Veterans' Healthcare Reform Top Priority »

With the scandal of poor management of the military veterans' healthcare system coming to light, the issue has become the…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 50
Score: 4

Pay Rises, Purchasing Power Declines of Federal Minimum Wage »

The real value of the federal minimum wage in 2011 dollars was $7.91 in the 1960s, $8.02 in the 1970s.…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 89
Score: 4

Big Tips Can't Solve Small Wages »

Tipped work, often in restaurants, is one of the lowest paid professions, particularly for people of color. Tipped workers live…

New Economy Working Group
by: New Economy Working Group
views: 156
Score: 3

Flu with that Burger? Paid Sick Leave & Productivity »

In the United States, 79 percent of food industry workers do not have access to paid sick days. These workers…

PRWatch.org
by: PRWatch.org
views: 201
Score: 3

Workers w/ Family Member Enrolled in Public Program »

In a recent New Yorker magazine article, they cited a recent study that over 50% of the fast-food workers require…

NYC Politics
by: NYC Politics
views: 254
Score: 2

Minimum Wage: How Do We Stack Up? »

How does our minimum wage compare to the rest of the world? Recently, intense global debate concerning wages has sprung…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 143
Score: 2

Women Work Just as Hard But Make Less »

The majority of women in the US still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man earns for equal…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 196
Score: 2

Let's Raise the Minimum Wage Already — Americans Are Ready »

A poll from The Wall Street Journal shows that a solid majority of Americans (63%) favor raising the minimum wage…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 82
Score: 2

Who are the Hungry in America? »

In a recent poll, it was found that over one quarter of Mississippians struggled to afford food at least once…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 243
Score: 2

A national minimum wage is bad fit for low-cost communities »

A one-size-fits-all minimum wage, without any adjustments for the significant differences in the cost of living across the country, will…

AEI
by: AEI
views: 96
Score: 2

American Taxpayers Subsidize Fast-Food Industry's Low Wages »

A new study finds that 52% of fast-food workers receive either SNAP, Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) benefits…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 83
Score: 2

Minimum Wage to Increase in California »

California Governor Jerry Brown recently approved a $2 minimum wage increase, set to take full effect by January 2016. This…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 248
Score: 2

Pay Rises, Purchasing Power Declines of Federal Minimum Wage »

The value of the federal minimum-wage in 2011-dollars was $8.02 in the 1970s. After 1979, the minimum declined markedly. Even…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 96
Score: 2

How Much More Should a CEO Make? »

Back in the 1960s, hardly any American corporate CEOs took home more than 50 times what typical workers made. By…

Institute for Policy Studies
by: Institute for Policy Studies
views: 85
Score: 2

Fast Food Workers: Not Just Kids, Need Living Wage »

One argument frequently made against higher wages for fast-food workers is that the industry is dominated by teenagers and workers…

CEPR
by: CEPR
views: 155
Score: 2

Fast Food Wages: Poverty Regardless of Age/Education »

The majority (53 percent) of workers in fast-food are adults (21 and older) with a high school degree or more,…

CEPR
by: CEPR
views: 78
Score: 2

Why is America a Bad Place to Be a Worker? »

Americans expressed a 60 percentage point difference between those saying 'yes' and those saying 'no' to whether or not the…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 154
Score: 1

Minimum Wage: Republicans, Where's the Disconnect? »

Obama and Democrats in Congress want to raise minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, up from $7.25. Americans United for…

Kaitlin Senk
by: Kaitlin Senk
views: 209
Score: 1

Who Earns Minimum Wage? »

A study by the Pew Research Center found, quite surprisingly, that not very many people in the United States earn…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 60
Score: 1

Women Nearly Twice as Likely to Earn Minimum Wage (or less) »

Data taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that women make up 62% of Americans making the minimum wage…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 43
Score: 1

Should We Raise Minimum Wage? »

As of November 5, 2013, 76% of Americans said they would vote in favor of raising the minimum wage to…

Melissa McNeill
by: Melissa McNeill
views: 30
Score: 1

Obamacare, Minimum Wage Hike Would Increase Labor Costs »

A proposal to increase the federal minimum wage, coupled with existing employer mandates from Obamacare, would increase the minimum cost…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 94
Score: 1

Minimum Wage: States Pick Up Where Fed Government Falters »

It has been over four years since Congress raised the federal minimum-wage. By all of the commonly used benchmarks –…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 102
Score: 1

The Real Value of California's New Minimum Wage »

Because the cost of living in California varies across the state, the impact of its new minimum wage will vary…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 85

California's New Minimum Wage Outside Historical Experience »

In January 2016, California’s minimum wage was increased to $10 per hour, the highest in the U.S. The wage will…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 40

Working For The Minimum Isn't That Bad In These Countries »

It's not always that bad flipping burgers at McDonald's. These are the countries that pay the most at the minimum.…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 170

These Professions Pay The Bare Minimum »

While minimum wage jobs can be found in nearly every sector of industry, the food preparation and service professionals are…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 90
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