minimum wage

The Future of the Minimum Wage

by Michael on Dec 20, 2013 · 3 comments

While perusing the news with the excellent Zite app the other night, I ran across an interesting article about public sentiment regarding possible changes to the federal minimum wage. It described a “nationally representative” poll that asked if people thought the minimum wage should be raised, lowered, or left alone. […]

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Who Works for Minimum Wage?

by Michael on Mar 4, 2013 · 1 comment

Ever wonder who works for minimum wage? Well, wonder no moreā€¦ The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released data summarizing the characteristics of minimum wage workers. This is particularly timely given the current debate over raising the minimum wage. In 2012, there were 75.3 million workers aged 16 or above […]

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History of the Federal Minimum Wage

by Michael on Sep 17, 2012 · 2 comments

In talking about how much substitute teachers make, I noted that the daily pay rate (at least around here), when expressed in hourly terms, is flirting with the current minimum wage rate of $7.25/hour. This got me to thinking about how the minimum wage has changed over time. With that […]

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How Much Do Substitute Teachers Make?

by Michael on Sep 11, 2012 · 8 comments

Over the past year, my wife has started substitute teaching. Now that our youngest is well on his way in elementary school, she has time to spare. Not only that, but she’s been spending a lot of time volunteering at the school so she might as well get paid for […]

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