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Archive for Thursday, September 6, 2018






New study ranks Florida toward the bottom in Oxfam America’s “Best States to Work” index as 37th in the nation

Surprising no one who has worked for chump change in Florida’s billion-dollar tourism industry, a new study ranks the state toward the bottom in Oxfam America’s “Best States to Work” index as 37th in the nation. Florida’s minimum wage of $8.25 per hour is slightly higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. But a person working full time under the state’s minimum wage only makes about 32 percent of the living wages needed to support a family of four the same person supporting a family of four in Florida would need to earn $25.87. The report from the anti-poverty organization also noted that municipal governments in the Sunshine State don’t have the ability to raise the ...
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