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Slow Progress for Fast-Food Workers

August 2013, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

Why Does the Minimum Wage Have No Discernible Effect on Employment?

February 2013, John Schmitt

Low-wage Workers Are Older and Better Educated than Ever

April 2012, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

Affording Health Care and Education on the Minimum Wage

March 2012, John Schmitt and Marie-Eve Augier

The Minimum Wage Is Too Damn Low

March 2012, John Schmitt

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The #PeoplesBudget: A Progressive Vision of the U.S. Economy

Update on the Thirteen States that Raised their Minimum Wage

Labor Market Policy Research Reports, June 8 – July 17

2014 Job Creation Faster in States that Raised the Minimum Wage

Labor Market Policy Research Reports, June 14 – June 20

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Op-Eds & Columns

Scott Walker Ends Freedom of Contract in Wisconsin

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 16, 2015

Paying Workers Fairly for the Hours They Work

Eileen Appelbaum
The Hill, November 25, 2014

Conservatives Want Taxpayers to Subsidize Low-Wage Employers

Eileen Appelbaum
The Hill, September 11, 2014

Labor Day Victories to Celebrate

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 1, 2014

Miss the Debt Clock? Then Check out the Pay Cut Clock

Nicole Woo
The Hill, July 25, 2014

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Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People (Book Discussion)

Minimum Wage and a Sustainable Economic Future

Kick-Off To Discussion Series On Low-Wage Work

Hill Briefing on Minimum Wage

Lessons on Low-Wage Work from the Wealthy World

Briefing on Anniversary of Increase in the Minimum Wage

Announcement of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2005

Press Releases

Pay-Cut Clock Documents Billions of Dollars Lost by Minimum-Wage Workers

July, 24, 2014

Statement by CEPR Senior Economist John Schmitt on the March 2013 Sage Policy Group report on the Retailer Accountability Act

June 17, 2013

New Paper Finds Modest Minimum Wage Increases Have Little Impact on Employment

February 13, 2013

High and Rising Levels of Low-wage Work Remain a Cause for Concern in Many Countries
January 26, 2012

The Impact of City-Specific Minimum Wage Standards
March 22, 2011

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The Crisis of Poverty in America
September 30, 2010, John Schmitt’s Statement before the Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus Hearing on "An Emergency Response to the Crisis of Poverty in America"

Economic Security and Opportunity for Working Families
January 16, 2007, Testimony of Eileen Appelbaum before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Wal‐Mart: Always Low Prices Means Always Low Wages
September 19, 2005, Remarks by Heather Boushey at Clevand State University

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