At Issue: The Right to a Living Wage, 1st Edition

  • Matt Uhler
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  • ISBN-10: 1534500839
  • ISBN-13: 9781534500839
  • DDC: 331.2
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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With the disappearance of well-paying jobs and the increasing cost of living, it’s becoming more and more difficult to stay afloat in the United States. Workers who earn the minimum wage often can’t afford the most basic needs. In response, more than 100 U.S. cities have issued living wage ordinances, requiring payments that allow workers to afford food, clothing, shelter, utilities, and healthcare. It may seem obvious that everyone wins with a living wage. But does paying out a living wage help or harm the economy? Should corporations be forced to pay them? What is society’s responsibility to its workers?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Increasing Pay Has Its Ups and Downs.
2: Mandating Higher Wages Will Raise Incomes.
3: Minimum Wage Has No Effect on Poverty and Reduces Jobs.
4: Raising Minimum Wage Benefits Income Inequality and Inflation.
5: Minimum Wages Increase Unemployment.
6: This Is Not About Job Loss.
7: Minimum Wage Laws Have Negative Effects.
8: Minimum Wage Means Maximum Potential.
9: Raising Minimum Wage Doesn't Change Anything.
10: A Living Wage Is a Local Economy's Lifeblood.
11: A Living Wage Won't Hurt Employers.
12: The Working Poor Deserve a Living Wage.
13: Higher Minimum Wage Alone Won't Solve Poverty.
14: Minimum Wages Aren't a Free Lunch.
15: Companies Around the World Must Act Now to Raise Minimum Wage.
Organizations to Contact.