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Time for a raise in pay

Group of workers rally and carry picket signs

David Carter

April 6, 2016

A couple years back I took a class on international business while I was in high school. It was an interesting class, I learned a great deal about the international economy and economic policy that affects the United States and its citizens. My professor would show us "Real Time" with Bill Maher, as ...

The effects of raising the minimum wage

The effects of raising the minimum wage

Wahid Lodin

February 15, 2015

America hasn’t drastically changed over the past five years. Barack Obama is still president and the federal minimum wage is still $7.25. Yes, you read that correctly. The federal minimum wage hasn’t changed since 2009 while the cost of living has drastically risen. States are allowed to set their...

Children of color suspended more often & students respond to minimum wage proposal

Asher Silberman

April 2, 2014

The Supreme Court rules on campaign finance, and Matador News reporter Cherney Amhara talks to CSUN Educational Psychology and Counseling Professor Shyrea Minton about new government studies showing children of color are suspended more often than white children. Anchors: Karen Guzelian, Lauren Llanos,...

Minimum wage increase is past due

Minimum wage increase is past due

Alex Vejar

October 23, 2013

I get paid $10 an hour at a dance studio in Santa Monica to sit at a desk, make and take a few phone calls, accept people’s money and watch people dance. I work part-time and am able to pay my monthly bills because I live at home with my parents. On the other hand, a full-time food service worker de...

Stagnating wages result in poor economic recovery

Stagnating wages result in poor economic recovery

Mona Adem

April 14, 2013

As the United States continues to crawl away from the Great Recession, positive economic indicators such as the dropping unemployment rate provide the media with a convenient talking point and sound bites. However, the point being missed by the media and pundits at large is the astronomical divide between the s...

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