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UA report details workplace abuses for immigrant women

UA report details workplace abuses for immigrant women

The report on Tucson workers was prepared by the University of Arizona.

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Where Grijalva, Saucedo Mercer stand on minimum wage

Where Grijalva, Saucedo Mercer stand on minimum wage

Saucedo Mercer: "It’s easy to play Santa Claus with someone else’s money."

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Report: Arizona housing costs more than low-wage earners can afford

WASHINGTON — Arizonans have to earn $17.52 an hour, more than twice the minimum wage, to afford a typical two-bedroom home without spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent, a new report says.

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Since when can't a teenager get a job?

Dear J.T. & Dale: I have a 17-year-old daughter who has been unable to get a job due to the fact that everywhere she inquires, she is told that the minimum age at that establishment is 18. Since when can't a teenager get a job? I hope you can solve the mystery. — Judy

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Area Congress members back president's call for wage hikes and jobs

Area Congress members back president's call for wage hikes and jobs

Members of the Southern Arizona congressional delegation — all Democrats — lauded President Obama’s push to raise the minimum wage, and looked to his State of the Union speech for leadership in creating jobs.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Biz tip: Don't pay for free labor-law posters

If your small business received a recent mailing from the “Labor Standards Compliance Office,” requesting a fee for up-to-date labor notices required by the state of Arizona and the federal government, just toss it.

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Tucson beats only Detroit in high-wage job growth

Tucson beats only Detroit in high-wage job growth

A ranking of major metropolitan areas by the share of new jobs paying high wages shows Tucson outpacing only one other metro area — Detroit.

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State minimum wage takes a small step up

PHOENIX — Come January, Arizona’s minimum-wage workers will be able to afford an extra Big Mac a week — but not if they want fries and a drink with it.

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Living wage: Paying it would force chains to replace humans with robots

Medieval doctors bled their patients with leaches. Far from improving their condition, it left them worse off. Raising the wages of fast-food workers to $15 an hour would produce similar results for those the proposal is intended to help.

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Living wage: Restaurant workers fight for the vast underpaid majority

Walkouts and protests by fast-food workers demanding higher wages and collective-bargaining rights began last November and spread to 60 cities nationwide at the end of August.

September 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Response to poverty: invest in the building blocks of a better economy

The series on poverty the Arizona Daily Star just finished running struck a chord with me, and I’d like to share what I think the federal government is doing right and wrong to address the issue.

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Working for McNuggets not fair to low-wage Americans

You might have missed this, if you didn't happen to hit the right fast-food drive-through on the right day in July, but burger-flippers and assorted labor activists staged one-day strikes in cities across the country. They called for the right to unionize and for a raise in the minimum wage …

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Fast food workers protest wages

Fast food workers protest wages

Service workers shout protests at a Jimmy John's restaurant on South Broadway in Soulard on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The workers were protesting low wages in the fast food industry. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Fast food workers protest wages

Fast food workers protest wages

Maybe some day there will be a historic marker at the Jimmy John's restaurant on South Broadway in Soulard to mark the wildcat strike last Wednesday. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Fast food workers protest wages

Fast food workers protest wages

Three Jimmy John's workers joined the service workers' protest on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in front of a Jimmy John's restaurant on South Broadway in Soulard. They are (from left): cousins Gerneissa Clark, 20, and Shanniqua Clark, 22, both from St. Louis; and Rashen Aldridge, 19, from St. Lou…

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Fast food workers protest wages

Fast food workers protest wages

LaCasha Garrett, 26, from St. Louis, joined other protesters on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in front of a Jimmy John's restaurant on South Broadway in Soulard. Garrett works at Little Caesars and McDonalds. Service workers were protesting low wages by the fast food industry. Photo by J.B. Forbes…

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Longtime Italian eatery La Madrina to close

After 28 years, owner says he can no longer keep up with increased operating costs.

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Should the US increase the minimum wage?

In announcing his wrongheaded proposal to increase the minimum wage to $9 an hour, President Obama spoke in lofty terms: "In the wealthiest nation on earth," he said in his State of the Union address last month, "no one who works full time should have to live in poverty."

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Should the US increase the minimum wage?

Nearly 8 million Americans go to work every day yet still live below the poverty line. That is in part because the federal minimum wage is too low.

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