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  • At the same time, liberals have used initiatives to pass minimum-wage laws and tobacco taxes that were often blocked by legislatures where lobbyists held sway.

    Power to the People? How Déclassé

  • I made my debut into impolite society on a television comedy that told the story I wanted to tell, about a woman who lost her union job at a plastics factory, took a series of minimum-wage jobs, opened and lost two businesses, and her husband.

    Roseanne Archy

  • They're working minimum-wage jobs and a lot of times, they don't have benefits, they don't have a full 40 hours a week.

    Generation Jobless: Young Men Suffer Worst as Economy Staggers

  • After working fast-food counters and other minimum-wage jobs, in 2007 he landed a position installing granite for Fineline Pacific.

    Generation Jobless: Young Men Suffer Worst as Economy Staggers

  • Unconfirmed reports suggest that the party wants to set a minimum-wage floor based on current wages paid by temporary labor services, which pay on average €6.89 an hour in eastern Germany and €7.79 in western Germany.

    Plan to Lift Wages Stirs German Feud

  • They say there are a lot of minimum-wage jobs there.

    9/11 Plus 10

  • Students continue to ask me, "Why are minimum-wage laws so popular when they have been proven to create unemployment, particularly among the unskilled?"

    Walter Williams Shines a Light on Uncomfortable Issues

  • In 1974, home-care workers became exempt from minimum-wage and overtime pay protection.

    Obama Offers Support for Home-Care Workers

  • There is no "evidence of any loss of employment or hours for the type of minimum-wage changes we have seen in the U.S. in the last 20 years," says Arindrajit Dube , a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    As Wages Rise, Tough Choices

  • But opponents argue that minimum-wage increases do have unintended consequences.

    As Wages Rise, Tough Choices

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