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June 26, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Minimum wage: Executives need to stop complaining

I wish the business community would stop whining about the minimum wage ["A rare voice on minimum wage," Opinion, June 22].  They have been doing this since the minimum wage was initiated and it is really getting old. I would remind them that their employees would appreciate the opportunity to make a profit (and start a savings…

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April 14, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Not much has changed in 44 years for parity in women’s pay

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the Equal Rights Amendment (the possible 26th Amendment then) was being discussed, argued and finally defeated, I was a young mother whose job was to raise  four chilldren. Women are still getting about 23 cents less an hour per $1  than men. Still!  [“Forum: The gender pay…

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