Living Wage Laws: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
AFL-CIO Department of Public Policy
[Excerpt] Although most communities that have considered living wage proposals have adopted them, questions invariably arise about the desirability and effectiveness of these ordinances as public policy tools and the relation of such measures to local economic development. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about living wage ordinances.
living wage; living wage laws; cost of living; income; economic growth; public policy
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