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In The News

Local news items can be found on the second floor Newspaper Division.

  • Carpenter, Dan. “The wages of sinful dearth”. Indianapolis Star, 28 January 2007, pg. E03.
  • Porter, Eduardo. “Revisiting a minimum-wage axiom”. New York Times, 4 February 2007, pg. 3.
  • Swiatek, Jeff. “Simon says: Mall janitors need higher pay - Shopping center owner backs plan to help contractors' work force”. Indianapolis Star, 15 December 2006, pg. C01.
  • Wall, J.K. “For many in workplace, idea elicits little concern - Most Hoosiers earn more than proposed hike to $7.25/hour”. Indianapolis Star, 19 January 2007, pg. C01.
  • Zernike, Kate. “Senate passes wage bill, but obstacles await”. New York Times, 2 February 2007, pg. A.15.
  • Zernike, Kate. “Senate to consider minimum wage bill with tax breaks”. New York Times, 30 January 2007, pg. A.18.


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Books and Documents

The following books and documents are available at the Indiana State Library. Come up to the second floor Reference Desk for assistance.

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HD4918 .E375 2002 Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America. Waterville, ME : Wheeler Pub., 2003, c2001.
IND. 331.2 I385an Indiana Inter-organization Council. Governmental Research Division. Analysis of model state minimum-wage and maximum-hour bill drafted by the United States Department of Labor. Indianapolis, 1938.
IND. PAMS. 331.2 no. 6 Indiana State Chamber of Commerce. Personnel and Labor Relations Department. Should the state of Indiana dictate wages and hours? Wage and hour restrictions on "local" businesses..: Indianapolis: The Chamber 1951-1963.
HD4975. L83 2004 Luce, Stephanie. Fighting for a living wage. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2004.
HD4973 .N48 2002 Neumark, David. How living wage laws affect low-wage workers and low-income families. San Francisco : Public Policy Institute of California, 2002.
Y 1.4/6:93-1:H.R.10757 U.S. Congress. House. A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards of 1938 to increase the minimum wage rates prescribed by that act, to expand employment opportunities for youths, and for other purposes. H. R. 10757 Washington: Government Printing Office, 1973.
Y 4.SM 1:108-61 U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on Workforce, Empowerment & Government Programs of the Committee on Small Business. Would an increase in the federal minimum wage help or hinder small business?, Hearing, April 29, 2004. Washington : Government Printing Office, 2004.
L 36.205:F 15/2004 Online U.S. Dept. of Labor. Employment Standards Administration. Wage and Hour Division. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended. Washington: Rev. March 2004. WH publication ; 1318.
L 36.202:L 95/2 U.S. Department of Labor. Employment Standards Administration. Wage and Hour Division. 1999-2000 report on initiatives, Washington : The Division, 2001.
Y 1.1/8:106-1004 U.S. Congress (106th, 2nd session : 2000). Enactment of certain small business, health, tax, and minimum wage provisions : conference report (to accompany H.R. 2614). Washington : Government Printing Office, 2000.
Y 4.EC 7:W 12/3/PT. U.S. Congress. Joint Economic Committee. Evidence against a higher minimum wage, Hearing, Feb. 22, 1995. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1996.
Y 1.1/7:104-33 United States. President (1993-2001 : Clinton), "Working Wage Increase Act of 1995" : message from the President of the United States transmitting a draft of proposed legislation entitled, "Working Wage Increase Act of 1995." Washington : Government Printing Office, 1995. House Document 104th Cong., 1st sess., February 13, 1995.
Y 4.G 74/7:P 68 U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs. Pitfalls of a minimum wage increase, Hearing, Washington : Government Printing Office, 1997.
Y 1.1/8:102-1054 U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. The Labor Department's lax enforcement of wage and hour laws : workers are being shortchanged : thirtieth report. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1992.

Articles available in full text through the INSPIRE databases.

Gangemi, Jeffery. "What the vote means for small business". Business Week Online, 11/13/2006, pg. 23. The article focuses on the effects of the minimum wage increase regulation on small businesses which was issued by the Democratic Party-controlled U.S. Congress. Small-business owners can expect a continued rise in health-care costs and increased regulation. The Census does not quantify the effect and contributions of self-employed businesses to the local economy according to Kristie Darien of the National Association of the Self-Employed.
Brush, Silla. "A winning bet?". U.S. News & World Report, 5/1/2006, Vol. 140 Issue 16, pgs. 27-28. (JK1 .U65) The debate over increasing the minimum wage is reported. Democrats consider the minimum wage an issue that they can use in the 2006 campaign season to distinguish the party from the Republicans. There has not been an increase in the federal minimum wage in almost ten years. Advocates for increasing the minimum wage, including many Democrats, union leaders, and heads of progressive religious groups, have launched campaigns in states that are key swing states for 2006 and beyond.
Gangemi, Jeffery. "Cushioning the wage hike for small biz". Business Week Online, 1/26/2007, pg. 19. The article discusses the expected federal minimum wage hike along with suggested tax incentives to aid small businesses in the U.S. On January 24, 2007, the Senate reported a 54-43 vote where Democrats failed to advance the House-passed bill increasing the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 per hour without any accompanying tax cut. Small businesses such as retail and manufacturing are expected to be affected most by the bill as tax incentives may not compensate for the expense.
Garrett and Wall. "Creating a policy environment for entrepreneurs". CATO Journal, Fall 2006, Vol. 26 Issue 3, pgs. 525-552 The article focuses on a study on the influence of government policy on rates of entrepreneurship across U.S. states. Other policies such as corporate income tax rates and state minimum wages are considered for the study. To determine whether the geographic pattern of entrepreneurship is related to the geographic pattern of policy environments is one of the objectives of the study. It cites the reasons of the authors for excluding farm proprietors from the research.
Zavodny, Madeline. "Why minimum wage hikes may not reduce employment". Economic Review, 1998 2nd Quarter, Vol. 83 Issue 2, pgs. 18-29. Presents information on several studies that have influenced the debate on whether to raise the minimum wage in the United States. Details on the findings of several studies; basic competitive model; alternative models.

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