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Victories on Minimum Wage and Child Care went Unnoticed After Election Day

The Nation
November 23, 2016

Trump’s victory was a setback for women, but they made strides on some issues vital to gender equality.


Chapel Hill restaurant owners help refugees in Orange, Durham counties

Chapel Hill News
November 28, 2016

Special thanks to Orange County Living Wage Employer Vimala Rajendran, owner of Vimala's Curry Blossom Cafe in Chapel Hill, for providing more than 20 refugee families a free Thanksgiving dinner!

Opinion: There is light to be seen in the dark, find some

The Daily Tar Heel
Editorial Board
November 17, 2016

The weather now is perfect Carolina autumn. Do yourself a favor. Get up, ignore all screens and walk outside. Walk down Franklin Street from Chapel Hill to Carrboro, or Churton Street in Hillsborough.


Morinaga Added to List of Orange County Living Wage Employers

Chapelboro
Blake Hodge
September 6th, 2016

The Orange County Living Wage Project is continuing to grow as more employers in our community commit to paying their workers a living wage, which is calculated as $12.75 per hour in Orange County.

Another employer was added to the list last Thursday and it was a rather large get for the local non-profit.


For working poor in NC, nothing to celebrate this Labor Day

The News & Observer
Susan Romaine
September 3, 2016 

Workers from around North Carolina converged in Durham for a fast food worker rally and action. The protesters wanted to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.

The Daily Tar Heel
Sara Kiley Watson
June 30, 2016

The town recently became living wage certified, meaning 14 part-time Parks and Recreation employees will receive an increase in hourly wage at an average of $2.25 per hour starting July 1 for a combined cost of $35,000 in fiscal year 2016-17.


Carrboro joins ranks of living-wage employers in Orange County

Chapel Hill News
June 29, 2016

Orange County Living Wage (OCLW), a nonprofit organization offering a voluntary certification program for living wage employers in Orange County, recently certified Town of Carrboro as its 65th living wage employer.


Carrboro Bumps Pay for All Town Employees to Living Wage

Chapelboro
Blake Hodge
June 17, 2016

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday night to raise wages so that every town employee will be paid at least a living wage.


Research: Prices stay stable when wages increase

The University of Washington's research team, reporting on the impact of Seattle's minimum wage law, states that increases in wages have little to no impact on prices. Despite detractors' arguments that prices would go up, that has not been the case in this major American population center. Workers have benefited with higher income and prices have remained stable.

UW Today
University of Washington
April 18, 2016

Early analysis of Seattle’s $15 wage law: Effect on prices minimal one year after implementation


In this Washington Post article, the authors present the fact that research studies show that raising minimum wages does not hurt local businesses. Yet low wage workers continue to be left behind. 

The Washington Post
February 26, 2016

No, raising the local minimum wage doesn’t hurt local businesses

By Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg


 


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