Editorials Jun 22, 2019

Push for higher minimum wages

Companies need to consider rising minimum wages not as a threat to their bottom lines but as an opportunity to secure the manpower they need and improve their productivity by making necessary investments.

Seattle's $15 minimum wage has cost jobs, new study indicates

Business Jun 27, 2017

Seattle's $15 minimum wage has cost jobs, new study indicates

Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week. A University of Washington team studying the law's effects found that the law has boosted pay in low-wage jobs since it ...

Editorials Dec 11, 2015

Much-needed minimum wage hike

The Abe administration is on the right track in trying to raise the minimum wage — not only would it be of benefit to the working poor, but consumer spending would also grow.

Editorials Sep 19, 2015

Finding the right minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage in each prefecture will help achieve broad-based pay increases, but could also cause difficulties for small and medium-size businesses.

Business / Economy Sep 2, 2014

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the U.S. minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. "America deserves a raise," he told a ...