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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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Minimum wage increases in Cambodia

Talks between employers, trade unions and the government also took place in Cambodia for increasing the minimum wage in the garment and footwear industries. The increase if it were significant enough may help to improve the social climate that was characterized by waves of strikes in 2012 while allowing the minimum wage to increase its role both as a social tool (in particular to provide a living wage) and as an economic leverage for enhancing productivity, consumption and economic growth.

Date: January 23, 2013
Source: Just-style.com
Source: Leonie Barrie
Link: www.just-style.com

 
Workers protest against minimum wage delays

Thousands of workers took to the city’s main thoroughfares on Wednesday to protest delays in the increased minimum wage and hikes in electricity rates.

Date: January 17, 2013
Source: The Jakarta Post
Source: Unknown
Link: blogs.ft.com

 
Tangerang Workers' Pay Raise in Limbo over Exemption Appeals

Date: January 31, 2013
Source: Tempointeractive
Source: unknown
Link: blogs.ft.com

Approximately 150,000 low-ranking employees in Tangerang, Banten, may not get a pay raise as ordained by the 2013 Regency Minimum Wage of Rp 2.2 million that became effective at the beginning of January.

 
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