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Aaliyah Cortez worked 70.80 hours, only to take home $9.28.

A bartender is calling out the service industry’s low wages with a viral TikTok of her $9 paycheck for 70 hours of work

"This is why you should always tip your bartenders," Aaliyah Cortez said as she showed viewers her $9.28 paycheck for two weeks of work.

Walmart is testing higher starting salaries for some employees in 500 stores as the war for talent heats up

Walmart has created two new positions in 500 stores that will start at more than the standard $11 an hour for Walmart employees.
Protesters calling for higher wages for fast-food workers stand outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California, on December 5, 2013.

How much the US minimum wage — and what it can get you — has changed since the year you were born

The federal minimum wage has risen over the years, but not nearly enough to keep up with inflation and the skyrocketing cost of living.
Workers protest outside a McDonald's restaurant on November 10, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The protesters are demanding action from state legislators and presidential candidates to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

These maps show how the minimum wage has become another crack in the country’s economic divide

The minimum wage increased by at least $1 per hour in 7 states, according to the Economic Policy Institute's minimum wage tracker database.

Hiking the minimum wage by just $1 could lead to a drop in suicide rates, study finds

Adding a dollar per hour on worker's paychecks could have prevented 13,800 suicides in the years after the Great Recession, the study found.
Retail workers making minimum wage often work multiple jobs to make ends meet.

Full-time retail jobs have all but disappeared over the last decade, and workers have to get ‘2, 3, sometimes even 4 part-time jobs just to get ...

Retail work is not nearly as lucrative or steady as it was a decade ago, and retailers' cost-cutting employment practices are largely to blame.
Fast-food workers and their supporters join a nationwide protest for higher wages and union rights in Los Angeles, California in this file photo taken November 10, 2015.

There’s a lot of misinformation around the ‘harms’ of a $15 minimum wage. Here’s why it’s really a win for everyone, and...

Watch out: The first day of the new year tends to kick off a flurry of concern-trolling news stories about how the minimum wage is killing jobs.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the second richest man in the world.

Amazon tried to remove a Seattle City Councilmember and lost. Here’s how she describes taking on and defeating one of the world’s biggest ...

Amazon spent hundreds of thousands trying to defeat Seattle politician Kshama Sawant, who's openly critical of the tech giant, but she won reelection.
Protesters calling for higher wages for fast-food workers stand outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California December 5, 2013.

Requiring corporations to follow ‘progressive labor standards’ by providing higher wages and better benefits can help even the playing fie...

Critics argued that the increased minimum wage would kill business — especially small business. Zach Silk of Pitchfork Economics says they were wrong.
The minimum-wage hike in New York hasn't impacted jobs yet.

The Fed just confirmed raising the minimum wage doesn’t immediately kill jobs

This is the latest report to find that fears of the $15 minimum wage leading to a restaurant apocalypse could be misplaced.