Minimum Wage Increases Are Great. But Only If Workers Actually Get Them.

News Story (NATIONAL)

Minimum Wage Increases Are Great. But Only If Workers Actually Get Them.

January 30, 2020 | Elena Botella | TalkPoverty.org
But when cities and states take action to raise wages, they often ignore a pretty obvious problem: across most of the country, employers routinely skirt paying the minimum wage, overtime wages, or contractually promised wages, with little fear of facing consequences.
Tags: Wage Theft

To the Editor: Re “Eviction Crises That a Few Hundred Dollars Could Solve”

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL, Pennsylvania)

To the Editor: Re “Eviction Crises That a Few Hundred Dollars Could Solve”

January 7, 2020 | Rachel Garland , Barrett Marshall | New York Times (NYT)
While the holiday season brought tidings of joy for some, many people go through the cold winter months facing eviction and homelessness. Many are renters who are shut out of their homes over only a few hundred dollars, often less than one month’s rent.
Tags: Housing: Eviction | Housing: Right to Counsel