Tag Archives: minimum wage

Anti-Poverty Agencies Should Not Pay Poverty Wages

A worker needs to earn $33 per hour to rent an average apartment in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles plans to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. If that wage level were implemented in 2015, the average household would need more than two employed persons in order to afford a typical apartment.

Poverty in America: Living on $7.28 Per Day

I think CNN’s Anthony Bourdain needs to write a guide on how to live in America on $7.28 per day.

Is “Working Poor” an Oxymoron?

It just doesn’t make sense to be “working poor.” To put it simply: if you are working 30 hours per week, you should earn enough to be able to support your family.

Home Care Workers Denied Basic Wage Rights

My sister died just the way she wanted to. At home, with her bed near the window so that she could look out and watch her cats playing.

This was possible only because she had 24/7 home health care, provided by a quiet, caring, capable aide.

Most people who receive home care aren’t in the last stages of a fatal disease. Some are like my guest blogger Laura on my site Poverty and Policy, and her brother, whose disabilities would make it unsafe for them to be home alone.