January 18, 2006 -
Chris Fitzsimon of North Carolina Policy Watch notes that momentum is gaining for a hike in the state minimum wage. There's a "live" bill carrying over from the 2005 legislative session, which would boost the lowest wages by 85 cents over the federal minimum.
January 9, 2006 -
If you work hard, you shouldn't live in poverty. A simple idea, it seems, but for millions of workers wages have stagnated or are in decline, and Congress refuses to raise the floor by increasing the federal minimum wage.
August 10, 2005 -
You may have missed it, but on July 30, Smithfield Foods -- the world's largest hog producer and pork processer, based in North Carolina -- made some very generous gifts to their corporate leadership:
July 6, 2005 -
Given the Bush Administration's inaction on global warming -- his belated acknowledgement this week that human pollution may be a problem notwithstanding -- one has to look for hopeful signs elsewhere that lawmakers take this issue seriously.