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minimum wage

(Encyclopedia) minimum wage, lowest wage legally permitted in an industry or in a government or other organization. The goal in establishing minimum wages has been to assure wage earners a standard of living ...

The Federal Minimum Wage Rate

The Question: Is there a web site that tracks the progression of the minimum wage in the United States throughout history? The Answer: Yes. We do.…

State Minimum Wages

The Question: Where can I find state minimum wage rates for each state?? The Answer: Visit the Department of Labor's int…

States with Highest Minimum Wage

29 states have state minimum wages set higher than the federally mandated minimum. Some of these states are currently implementing significant increases, set to roll out over the next…

U.S. Minimum Wage Rates

As of January 1, 2015 Find a list of the federal and state minimum wage rates in the United States, according to state name in alphabetical order and the dollar v…

piecework

(Encyclopedia) piecework, work for which the laborer is paid on the basis of the amount of work done. The system is best adapted to standardized operations in which quantity is preferred to quality. Its advoc...

Macarthur, Mary Reid

(Encyclopedia) Macarthur, Mary Reid, 1880–1921, British labor organizer, b. Glasgow, Scotland. Working in her father's draper's shop, she became prominent in the shop assistants' union. As the representativ...

Consumers' League, National

(Encyclopedia) Consumers' League, National, organization designed to promote better conditions among workers by encouraging the purchase of articles made and sold under improved working conditions. The moveme...