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  • Just as Burnham had feared, union leaders began using the future fair as a vehicle for asserting such goals as the adoption of a minimum wage and an eight-hour day.†   (source)
  • Instead of hiring a large human security force-which impacts the social environment-you know, lots of minimum-wage earners standing around carrying machine guns-Mr. Lee prefers to use nonhuman systems.†   (source)
  • 5 million fast food workers are by far the largest group of minimum wage earners in the United States.†   (source)
  • After travel expenses and entry fees, he probably would have been better off working minimum wage.†   (source)
  • 30 an hour, less than the minimum wage.†   (source)
  • :\round here, there are a lot of minimum-wage-type jobs that don't pay much more than daycare costs, so why bother?†   (source)
  • It pays minimum wage, and the work sucks, but beggars cannot be choosers.†   (source)
  • The peasants were still living exactly as they had in colonial times, and had not heard of unions, or Sundays off, or the minimum wage; but now delegates from the new-formed parties of the left, disguised as evangelicals, were beginning to infiltrate the haciendas, with a Bible tucked under one armpit and Marxist pamphlets under the other, simultaneously preaching the abstemious life and revolution or death.†   (source)
  • Instead, due to choices she'd made, as well as a few circumstances beyond her control, she'd always had low-level, minimum-wage, benefits-only-if-you're-really-lucky kinds of jobs: waitress, retail, telemarketer, temp.†   (source)
  • Minimum wage but that's all she can find right now."†   (source)
  • Max's parents split up before he was born and his mother cleans motel rooms for minimum wage.†   (source)
  • They do these tasks for wages lower than non-Hispanic Americans will accept, often below minimum wage, and although it is illegal, they can be exploited by employers—blackmailed, in effect—for being undocumented aliens.†   (source)
  • Most of the guys at Skywatch made not much more than minimum wage.†   (source)
  • This seems to be no longer true, for government agencies channel only as many laborers as are needed, and some kind of minimum wage is maintained.†   (source)
  • The Minimum Wage and the Juvenile Delinquent.†   (source)
  • One of my Southern colleagues told me that a similar group visited him not long ago with the same requests—but further urging that he take steps to (1) end the low-wage competition from Japan and (2) prevent the Congress from ending—through a higher minimum wage—the low-wage advantage they themselves enjoy to the dismay of my constituents.†   (source)
  • I didn't know the minimum wage was a dollar twenty-five,   (source)
    minimum wage = lowest wage an employer is allowed to pay by law
  • Five years and not even minimum wage.   (source)
  • State minimum wage rates are higher in California than in Texas.
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act established the first federal minimum wage.†   (source)
  • I know it paid well above the minimum wage.†   (source)
  • He earns the minimum wage, plus a dollar for each delivery, plus tips.†   (source)
  • You're an intelligent college graduate, but you're content to work for minimum wage.†   (source)
  • Fearful that a wider strike could hobble the fair, even destroy it, Burnham began negotiations with the carpenters and ironworkers and agreed at last to establish a minimum wage and to pay time and a half for extra hours and double time for Sundays and key holidays, including, significantly, Labor Day.†   (source)
  • Increasing the federal minimum wage by a dollar would add about two cents to the cost of a fast food hamburger.†   (source)
  • And the fast food chains have fought against unions with the same zeal they've displayed fighting hikes in the minimum wage.†   (source)
  • Consequently, a low minimum wage has long been a crucial part of the fast food industry's business plan.†   (source)
  • How can workers look to this industry for a career, he asked, when it pays them the minimum wage and provides them no health benefits?†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) has vehemently opposed any rise in the minimum wage at the federal, state, or local level.†   (source)
  • The fast food industry pays the minimum wage to a higher proportion of its workers than any other American industry.†   (source)
  • In the late 1990s, the real value of the U.S. minimum wage still remained about 27 percent lower than it was in the late 1960s.†   (source)
  • 25 minimum wage," he continued.†   (source)
  • Strict enforcement of minimum wage, overtime, and child labor laws would improve the lives of fast food workers, as would OSHA regulations on workplace violence at restaurants.†   (source)
  • Between 1968 and 1990, the years when the fast food chains expanded at their fastest rate, the real value of the U.S. minimum wage fell by almost 40 percent.†   (source)
  • Working as a hostess at an upscale chain restaurant like Carriba's, T.G.I Friday's, or the Outback Steakhouse is considered a desirable job, even if it pays minimum wage.†   (source)
  • But the stance of the fast food industry on issues involving employee training, the minimum wage, labor unions, and overtime pay strongly suggests that its motives in hiring the young, the poor, and the handicapped are hardly altruistic. stroking†   (source)
  • About sixty large food-service companies — including Jack in the Box, Wendy's, Chevy's, and Red Lobster — have backed congressional legislation that would essentially eliminate the federal minimum wage by allowing states to disregard it.†   (source)
  • She earns the minimum wage.†   (source)
  • Many of America's greatest accomplishments stand in complete defiance of the free market: the prohibition of child labor, the establishment of a minimum wage, the creation of wilderness areas and national parks, the construction of dams, bridges, roads, churches, schools, and universities.†   (source)
  • Ever since the administration of President Richard Nixon, the fast food industry has worked closely with its allies in Congress and the White House to oppose new worker safety, food safety, and minimum wage laws.†   (source)
  • Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's Contract With America, stressing government deregulation and opposition to an increased minimum wage, fit perfectly with the legislative agenda of the large meatpackers and fast food chains.†   (source)
  • At a time when unemployment is high, 46 million Americans live below the poverty line, and the minimum wage remains almost 20 percent lower, adjusted for inflation, than it was forty years ago, changes to America's food system won't be enough.†   (source)
  • That year the fast food industry was lobbying Congress and the White House to pass new legislation — known as the "McDonald's bill" — that would allow employers to pay sixteen— and seventeen-year-old kids wages 20 percent lower than the minimum wage.†   (source)
  • It took place during a period when the inflation-adjusted value of the minimum wage declined by about 40 percent, when sophisticated mass marketing techniques were for the first time directed at small children, and when federal agencies created to protect workers and consumers too often behaved like branch offices of the companies that were supposed to be regulated.†   (source)
  • Tell him to offer minimum wage.†   (source)
  • Finally he says, You're worth a lot more than minimum wage, but I can't offer a raise until you've been here six months.†   (source)
  • I got the impression she's a fairly typical black woman for these parts, with a houseful of kids, a part-time husband, a minimum-wage job, a hard life."†   (source)
  • T.'s foot soldiers also held minimum-wage jobs in the legitimate sector to supplement their skimpy illicit earnings.†   (source)
  • While luxury stores, miraculous finance companies, exotic restaurants, and import business were flourishing, the unemployed lined up outside factory gates waiting for a chance to work at the minimum wage.†   (source)
  • But thirty-five guys (including the two women) were paid (not much more than minimum wage) to sort and filter and essentially be the child of Omelas.†   (source)
  • That was the year Esteban whipped him before his father because he brought the tenants the new ideas that were circulating among the unionists in town—ideas like Sundays off, a minimum wage, retirement and health plans, maternity leave for women, elections without coercion, and, most serious of all, a peasant organization that would confront the owners.†   (source)
  • The average price of wage-labour is the minimum wage, i.e., that quantum of the means of subsistence, which is absolutely requisite in bare existence as a labourer.†   (source)
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