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Discover all of the latest living wage news and events. We are excited to use this feed to share key moments for voluntary living wage payment across the United States.

We Committed to Paying Our Staff More Than a Living Wage. Your Nonprofit Should Do the Same

By Minor Sinclair, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 13, 2022

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Quality Jobs: why they are good for business and can positively transform the lives of employees and their families

Jun 8, 2022 – Job quality is a key indicator of both employee well-being and business resiliency. As living wage awareness gains more traction, how do we define and measure Quality Jobs and living wages?

Despite Recent Pay Hikes, Many American Workers Are Still a Long Way From a Living Wage

By Rick Wartzman, Fast Company, April 25, 2022

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Olympia Coffee Earns Living Wage Certification for US Workers

By Nick Brown | April 6, 2022

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How a ‘Living Wage’ Program Can Impact the Cleaning Industry

Feb 15, 2022 – Industry consultant and RFP expert Chris Arlen teams up with Michelle Murray from Living Wage for US in this episode of Straight Talk with Jeff Cross about the value of building contractors and cleaners submitting living wage bids.

Earnings rising faster for lower-wage workers

By Katie Johnston, The Boston Globe, December 9, 2021

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Are you being paid enough to live on? This new tool will tell you

By Rick Wartzman, Fast Company, November 16, 2021

‘For US,’ the tool of a new nonprofit, is designed to help businesses across the country determine if their salaries are actually living wages.

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The Living Wage Places Campaign

Join the members of the Living Wage Network in partnership with For US in a celebration of global living wage week. In November we launched the new national For US living wage standard and certification system as well as a campaign to continue to grow living wage places. Discover how organizations work in collaboration to have a concentrated impact on wages in specific communities and how you fit into this important movement.


Are You Being Paid Enough to Live On? New Tool Aims to Answer That Question.

By Rick Wartzman, Capital and Main, November 15, 2021

For US is designed to help businesses across the country determine if they are providing a real living wage.

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