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A living wage

American workers and the making of consumer society

by Lawrence B. Glickman

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Wages -- United States -- History,
    • Cost and standard of living -- United States -- History,
    • Working class -- United States -- History,
    • Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects -- United States -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-213) and index.

      StatementLawrence B. Glickman.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD6983 .G475 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 220 p. :
      Number of Pages220
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL673186M
      ISBN 100801433576
      LC Control Number97019264

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      The living wage movement is considered by many to be the most interesting grassroots enterprise to emerge since the civil rights movement. Ten years after the first ordinance was passed in Baltimore, there are more than one hundred living wage ordinances on the books across the United States, and the movement continues to thrive and grow, despite increasing opposition. Her book, ‘Living Wage: Regulatory Solutions to Informal and Precarious Work in Global Supply Chains’, proposes strategies to improve and enforce minimum wages for workers that suffer the consequences of the constant pressure from powerful actors to cut production cost. At the heart of the proposal is the dire need for an international.

        Living wage refers to a theoretical wage level that allows an individual to afford adequate shelter, food and the other necessities. A living wage should be substantial enough to ensure that no Author: Julia Kagan. Raising the minimum wage will help but no one is going to be living large on minimum wage. Log in to Reply Submitted by Carla Blumberg on 05/10/ - am.


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Only about 45% of young adult authors earned more than $20, last year. 35% of middle grade authors and 15% of picture book authors made the $20, income threshold. It was published as A Living Wage in Ryan insisted in the text that all men had a right to a living wage, adequate to support himself and his family.

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With campaigns for a living wage sweeping the country, here is an accessible and provocative argument for a national “living wage.” Hailed as “the bible of the living wage movement,” The Living Wage shows how living-wage proposals are affordable for both cities and employers, and reveals how they can play an important role in reversing the twenty-five-year decline in wages.Abrams suggests that the minimum wage must be increased, but most certainly, as the wage goes up, so too will the cost of living.

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