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06.26.2014 | 35 days ago | Posted at 03:51 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Milwaukee County voters might be able to vote on increasing the minimum wage, receiving federal Medicaid funds for BadgerCare, and turning the county executive position into a county administrator when they go to the polls on Nov. 4.  They were all passed by the majority of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors this afternoon. These are nonbinding county referendums, of course, and the...
Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
Pope Francis may be the highest-profile advocate for economic justice but there are millions of workers across the country who support an increase in the minimum wage. Mainstream economists have shown that increasing the minimum wage will stimulate the economy, since low-wage workers will spend virtually every dollar they earn just to pay for the bare essentials.
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
 The unspoken message to those forced to work for the minimum wage in this country is that their employers would really like to pay them even less, but it would be
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Administration wants to raise the minimum wage to $9

 As part of the Obama administration’s push to raise the minimum wage to $9 by the end of 2015, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris stopped in Milwaukee last week to hear the stories of low-wage workers who, despite

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