Minimum Wage http://wyso.org en Walmart Protests Return To Dayton http://wyso.org/post/walmart-protests-return-dayton <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-02e10455-66a2-0448-5de9-67e150dd70fb"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">A protest is coming to the Dayton Walmart on York Commons Wednesday as part of a week of protests and employee walkouts at Walmart stores around the country. Walmart workers and supporters of a living wage increase by the retail giant will be joined by State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-28). Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:49:03 +0000 Lewis Wallace & Jerry Kenney 50881 at http://wyso.org Walmart Protests Return To Dayton Chipotle Is Hiring, But Even Low-Wage Work Can Be Hard To Get http://wyso.org/post/chipotle-hiring-even-low-wage-work-can-be-hard-get <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 20.44444465637207px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Chipotle is hiring around the Dayton area—a job fair Thursday in Beavercreek advertised 300 positions coming open this year, and there were 27 postings on the company's site Thursday.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:38:48 +0000 Lewis Wallace 47661 at http://wyso.org Chipotle Is Hiring, But Even Low-Wage Work Can Be Hard To Get Minimum Wage Goes Up in 2014 http://wyso.org/post/minimum-wage-goes-2014 <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 19px;">Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans are getting a raise starting in the New Year. The state’s minimum wage will go up ten cents from $7.85 an hour to $7.95 an hour. The automatic boost comes from a policy known as indexing, which Ohio has adopted along with 11 other states. Indexing raises the minimum wage to account for increases to the cost of living.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:04:00 +0000 Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio) 44029 at http://wyso.org Demonstration For Minimum Wage Comes To Dayton http://wyso.org/post/demonstration-minimum-wage-comes-dayton <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Protests demanding a raise in the minimum wage have been spreading across the country, and the movement made its way to Dayton for the first time. On Thursday, union-backed groups reported events in over 100 cities; some involved worker walk-outs, but many were protests or demonstrations in front of fast food and retail outlets.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:42:13 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42985 at http://wyso.org Demonstration For Minimum Wage Comes To Dayton Ohio Unemployment Rate Ticks Up in August, Reflecting Long-term Stagnation For Some http://wyso.org/post/ohio-unemployment-rate-ticks-august-reflecting-long-term-stagnation-some <p><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://ohiolmi.com/ces/LMR.pdf" target="_blank">Unemployment numbers are out for August</a></span>, and Ohio’s rate was right in line with the national rate of 7.3 percent. But while the U.S. unemployment rate went from above 8 percent in August 2012 to 7.3 percent in August 2013, the state numbers actually ticked up slightly from last month and last year.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:02:10 +0000 Lewis Wallace 39697 at http://wyso.org Ohio Unemployment Rate Ticks Up in August, Reflecting Long-term Stagnation For Some