Pay Up: Press

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Kathy Mulady
kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org
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Press Release: 

Pay Up! $15 is Not a Living Wage in Most of the Country

Press Coverage

You have to work 100 hours a week to get by on minimum wage in these states – October 13, 2015 – Marketwatch.com, Morningstar News, Yahoo! Finance, Fidelity, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Singapore Finance, Yahoo!7 Finance (Australia), Builder Magazine, Fidelity

Is $15 an Hour Enough? – October 13, 2015 – The Institute for Southern Studies, Facing South, Truthout

To Fix National Poverty Crisis, Study Shows Even $15 Won’t Do the Trick – October 13, 2015 – Common Dreams, Democratic Underground, eNews Park Forest

Labor Coalition Calls for Minimum Wage Higher Than $15 Per Hour – October 13, 2015 – Al Jazeera America

The Labor Prospect: Dems Debate – October 13, 2015 – The American Prospect

To Live on Minimum Wage, You Must Work a Ton of Hours – October 14, 2015 – MoneyTalks News, Yahoo! Finance

$15 Hourly Wage Seen as Too Low to Meet Nationwide Cost of Living – October 15, 2015 – AllGov

Why Even A $15 Minimum Wage May Not Be Enough – October 16, 2015 – ThinkProgress, Ihomeidea.com (Romania)

Study says there’s NO state where a single adult can live on less than $14/hr working a 40-hour week – October 16, 2015 – Daily Kos

The Minimum Wage Should Apparently Be $16.87–Is America Rich Enough To Do This? – October 17, 2015 – Forbes

Bloomberg Radio – October 18, 2015 – Interview with Allyson Fredericksen

In most states, even $15 an hour is not enough – October 21, 2015 – People’s World

Minimum Wage Workers Need To Put In 93 Hour Weeks To Live Decently – October 22, 2015 – Fast Company

Rallies for $15minimum wage to be held nationwide November 10 – November 5, 2015 – People’s World

Fast Food Workers Plan Strikes in 270 Cities, Vow to Take $15 Wage to the Voting Booth – November 9, 2015 – Forbes Retail

Will the U.S. Raise the Minimum Wage to $15? – November 10, 2015 – CBS News

Connecticut

State’s minimum wage far from a living wage, report says – October 14, 2015 – The Republican-American

Group pushing CT to raise min. wage above $15 – October 15, 2015 – Hartford Business Journal

$15 in Not A Living Wage in Most of the Country, Including Connecticut – October 15, 2015 -World News Report, EIN Newsdesk

Study finds $15 minimum wage isn’t enough in Connecticut – October 15, 2015 – New Haven Register, CT News Junkie,  The Torrington Register Citizen

CT Minimum Wage Workers Must Work 83 Hours to Make a Living Wage: Report – October 17, 2015 – Danbury Patch

What FDR intended (Editorial) – October 18, 2015  – The Republican-American

State Minimum Wage Must Rise, Report Says – October 19, 2015 – Yale Daily News

Report says Connecticut’s living wage is $19 an hour – October 22, 2015 – Journal Inquirer

Report pegs $19 an hour as a “living wage” in Connecticut – October 24, 2015 – New Britain Herald

WNPR – Public Radio Connecticut

Report: living wage more than twice state’s minimum wage – October 26, 2015 – WTNH-TV – ABC affiliate in New Haven Connecticut

Idaho

$14.51 an Hour Needed to Make Ends Meet in Idaho – October 28, 2015 – Kuna Melba News

New Jersey

94-Hour Week Required for Minimum Wage Worker to Get By in N.J., Study Says – October 13, 2015 – New Jersey.com

Missouri

Fast Food Workers Strike in St. Louis – November 10, 2015 – St. Louis Business Journal

Tennessee

Fast Food Workers Protest for $15 Minimum Wage – November 10, 2015 – WREG – News 3

Virginia

Report: Single Virginians need $18.70 an hour for living wage – October 15, 2015 – Augusta Free Press

West Virginia

Report shows minimum wage cannot cover basic needs in WV – October 13, 2015 – Charleston Gazette-Mail

Daily Mail editorial: The high cost of a high minimum wage – October 15, 2015 – Charleston Gazette-Mail

International

Wage Slavery: Average American Must Work 94 Hrs/Week To Make Ends Meet – October 13, 2015 – North Africa Business – Newsvine, Occupy Democrats

新州居大不易 每周需工作94小時 – October 15, 2015 – World Journal

新州 | 每周工作94小时才能活?! – October 17, 2015 – China Press

Earning a Living Wage in America, Is $15 an Hour Enough? – October 24, 2015 – OYE! Times (Toronto, Canada)

CKNW Radio ¬ October 25, 2015 – The Jill Bennett Show (Jill Reese interviewed)

Coverage of past Job Gap reports

2014 Press Reports

2013 press reports

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