Seattle’s groundbreaking minimum wage law is raising pay for low-paid workers without costing jobs. A new report by the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics analyzes employment data before and after the law went into effect and finds no evidence of job loss in the city’s restaurant industry, even as pay reached $13 for workers in large companies.
With the average cost of child care in the U.S. equaling college tuition and millions of early childhood educators facing wages so low they often struggle to support their own families, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment released a new animated video to help people understand the challenges facing families, babies, and the teachers that work with them.
The Labor and Employment Research Association has selected Michael Reich, CWED Co-Director, as a 2017 Academic Fellow. The award recognizes scholars and practitioners who have made contributions of unusual distinction to the field.