Wages

If wages are to rise, workers need more bargaining power
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“IT’S just not going to happen,” said Troy Taylor, the boss of a Coca Cola bottling company, when asked at a recent Federal Reserve event whether he foresaw broad-based wage gains. His remarks (unlike the fizzy drinks he sells) were unsweetened. But experience suggests he may have a point. In most rich countries, real pay […]

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How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages
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Most states, like Missouri, allow creditors to take a quarter of after-tax wages—an amount that government surveys show is unaffordable for lower-income families. Consumer advocates say the laws governing wage garnishment are outdated and overly … Court records also revealed stark differences in how hospitals within each state pursued patients who couldn't pay their bills. […]

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