Minimum Wage

What $15 an Hour Looks Like

What $15 an Hour Looks Like

Gabriel Thompson

FEATURE | NEWS

Co-published with The Nation. Emeryville, California, recently passed the highest city-wide minimum wage in the country. Here’s how workers’ lives changed—and how they didn’t.

Why is Chipotle Off the Hook?

Why is Chipotle Off the Hook?

Helaine Olen

FEATURE | NEWS

Co-published with The Atlantic. Fast-casual restaurants may appeal to yuppies, but for workers they're hardly different from McDonald's.

Silicon Valley's Offline Wage Wars

Silicon Valley's Offline Wage Wars

Nona Willis Aronowitz

FEATURE

Co-published with Next City. For 10 years a massive income gap has been widening across Silicon Valley. Last November, however, the residents of San Jose voted in favor of a small but significant change: Raising the city’s minimum wage from $8 to $10 per hour.