Minimum Wage http://tpr.org en The Source: Combating Wage Theft In Texas http://tpr.org/post/source-combating-wage-theft-texas <p>Last week the <a href="http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Council-gives-wage-theft-ordinance-unanimous-4997479.php" target="_blank">City of Houston adopted a strict ordinance</a> that will disqualify businesses found guilty of criminal wage theft from city contracts or from operating in the city. &nbsp;Officials have said criminal convictions rare in these instances, but the city contends it makes a powerful statement.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:37:49 +0000 Paul Flahive 22500 at http://tpr.org The Source: Combating Wage Theft In Texas The Source: Raising The Minimum Wage | City Considers Plastic Bag Ban http://tpr.org/post/source-raising-minimum-wage-city-considers-plastic-bag-ban <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:50:32 +0000 Paul Flahive 22199 at http://tpr.org The Source: Raising The Minimum Wage | City Considers Plastic Bag Ban The American Maternity Crisis Hits Home In Texas http://tpr.org/post/american-maternity-crisis-hits-home-texas <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> The United States is <a href="https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2223rank.html" target="_blank">ranked next to Iran and Hungary in maternal death rate</a> worldwide, a surprising position for a country proud of its modern medicine. So what is causing this and what can be done to make birth safer for women and babies? <em>Also on this show:</em> Fast-food workers protest for increased wages and an Austin couple is appealing the ruling in their "satanic ritual" case.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:27:20 +0000 David Martin Davies 17633 at http://tpr.org The American Maternity Crisis Hits Home In Texas Fast Food Workers In Texas Join Wage Increase Fight http://tpr.org/post/fast-food-workers-texas-join-wage-increase-fight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of a nationwide protest in over 60 cities, fast-food workers from Austin and the surrounding area walked off their job sites in protest of better wages from their employers.</span></p><p>Jennifer Castilla works at an Austin area Wendy’s Restaurant. The mother of four children makes $8/hour.</p><p>"I feel sorry for the ones who make lower than I do and that have as many kids as I got," Castilla said, "but I understand the struggle in life. I’ve been struggling my whole life in fast food and I figure now is the time to step up."</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:35:00 +0000 Ryan Poppe 17578 at http://tpr.org Fast Food Workers In Texas Join Wage Increase Fight Texas Matters: How Would Raising The Minimum Wage Affect Texas? http://tpr.org/post/texas-matters-how-would-raising-minimum-wage-affect-texas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed raising the national minimum wage to nine dollars an hour and permanently indexing it to the cost of living.</span></p><p>Supporters say it's a way to redistribute income from thriving corporations to workers. Others say it’s a surefire way to kill jobs.</p><p>With the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/ro6/fax/minwage_tx.htm" target="_blank">most minimum wage workers in the union</a>, Texas would be the state most impacted if the wage increase becomes law.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:19:20 +0000 David Martin Davies 8054 at http://tpr.org Texas Matters: How Would Raising The Minimum Wage Affect Texas?