Articles tagged in wages

08.15.11

US Productivity: Do We Deserve Higher Wages?

Samantha Eckles

One of the most common complaints about work revolves around the paycheck. Almost everyone believes they deserve more, but do they really? In general, the United States pays workers high wages because of cost of living and productivity. However, there may be some evidence of a downturn in productivity. So, are US workers justified in wanting higher wages or is

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12.31.09

The Past, Present, and Future of Minimum Wage

Stan Reybern

The U.S.federal minimum wage was established at $.25 per hour in 1938 and has increased over the years, in theory, to keep up with inflation, cost of living, and many other factors. Although the federal minimum wage is currently set at $7.25, each individual state ultimately has the ability to set their own minimum wage. Residents of Kansas are keenly

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07.23.09

Income and Employment Disparity in the Workplace

Stan Reybern

Here’s a brief look at the role gender is playing in the workplace today, showing the states with the greatest disparity between male and female incomes, as well as unemployment rate changes year to year according to sex and occupation. In most cases, women seem to be bearing the brunt of job cuts in the past few years. This is

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