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Several major companies in the US take action on the minimum wage

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com
Date: April 2, 2015
Link: www.epi.org
Author: Alexander C. Kaufman & Jenny Che

Instead of waiting for congress to act, 13 major companies in the US have taken the minimum wage debate in their own hands and have raised minimum wage among their lowest-paid employees.

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Gap increasing between Minimum wages at state level and federal level in US

Source: www.epi.org
Date: April 30, 2015
Link: www.epi.org
Author: David Cooper, Lawrence Mishel, and John Schmitt

As of January 1 2015, 29 states plus the District of Columbia, and thus 60 per cent of the U.S. workforce had minimum wages above the federal minimum of $7.25, pointing to the growing recognition that the federal minimum wage might no longer be an adequate wage floor.

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Stagnation of federal minimum wage in the US leading to increased inequalities

Source: www.epi.org
Date: April 1, 2015
Link: www.epi.org
Author: David Cooper

The difficult progression of the federal minimum wage in the US has led to an increasing gap with the average wage and also led to increased inequalities, especially among women.

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Low pay and deteriorating working conditions in manufacturing in the US

Source: www.nelp.org
Date: November 2014
Link: www.nelp.org
Author: Catherine Ruckelshaus & Sarah Leberstein

Jobs in manufacturing in the US seem to be increasingly characterised by lower pay and lower quality contents. Not only wages in manufacturing have fallen behind the rest of the private sector, but they have not catched up with inflation and non-standards forms of employment have increased.

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The need to increase wages in the US

Source: www.social-europe.eu
Date: 28 November 2014
Link: www.social-europe.eu
Author: George Tyler

A debate has taken ground in the US around the need to break the wage stagnation that seem to have led to an erosion of the middle class and thus have broken the necessary leverage for domestic economic growth. At the same time the wage share continues to decline in the US showing a disconnection between productivity and wage growth.

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Wage increase in Manila, Philippines is still not enough to keep up with the rising cost of living

Source: www.cnnphilippines.com
Date: April 15, 2015
Link: www.cnnphilippines.com
Author: Mikas Matsuzawa

The minimum wage in Manila has recently increased by 15 Peso (USD 0.34 cents). Even though some welcomed this hike, a local Think Thank claimed that it is far from enough to keep up with rising living costs. According to their calculations with this hike workers with their new wage will only be able to cover 40% of their family needs.

 

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