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Who Stands to Benefit from San Diego’s Minimum Wage Hike (Voice of San Diego)
Lisa Halverstadt speaks to Roosevelt Institute Fellow Annette Bernhardt about her research team’s estimate that 172,000 workers could get a raise from San Diego’s minimum wage hike.
The Biggest Tax Scam Ever (Rolling Stone)
Tim Dickinson looks at the range of multinational tax avoidance strategies in use today, from inversions to offshoring. It’s all legal, he says, but the law itself is broken.
De Blasio Zeroes in on Expanding Living Wage (Capital New York)
New York City’s mayor looks to require more businesses, including retail tenants of subsidized developments, to pay a living wage, report Dana Rubinstein and Sally Goldenberg.
Market Basket’s Popular CEO Arthur T Goes Rogue and Wins – Now What? (The Guardian)
After months of employee protests on his behalf, Market Basket’s former CEO has bought out his cousins to regain control. Jana Kasperkevic says he’ll face new challenges from shareholders.
AFL-CIO’s Trumka: Democrats Need New Economic Team in 2016 (WSJ)
The labor union president wants 2016 candidates to avoid economics advisors who have participated in the revolving door of government and Wall Street, reports Eric Morath.
Americans Foresee Unending Economic Doom (Vox)
Danielle Kurtzleben looks at a new study from Rutgers which shows that a growing number of Americans believe the last recession permanently scarred the economy and that government can’t help.
Pregnant Women Just Earned More Workplace Rights in Illinois (The Nation)
The new law establishes civil rights protections for pregnant workers, which will help them to stay in the workplace if they want to, writes Michelle Chen.