More than 2.6 million Americans and 287,000 Texans are paid at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Hundreds of Texas workers joined a national day of action for a $15 minimum wage and union representation despite a political climate hostile to labor....Read More
What if Texas blew billions of dollars because someone misread an obscure business report 15 years ago? In March, the Observer took a close look at the state’...Read More
TAB determined that anti-LGBT legislation would cost Texas roughly 0.5 percent of its gross domestic product, mostly from decreased travel and tourism....Read More
A new national survey found that 40 percent of female fast-food workers reported being sexually harassed on the job.
A new national survey found that 40 percent of female fast-food workers reported being sexually harassed on the job....Read More
Texans tempted by solar power leases may have to give up more than they realize.
The dust has largely settled when it comes to oil and gas rights, but landowners tempted by solar power leases may have to give up more than they realize....Read More
For the second straight year, the Point Isabel ISD board rejected a tax break for a company hoping to ship liquefied natural gas from Brownsville....Read More
The 491-mile walk led to the first statewide minimum wage and effectively launched the farmworkers’ movement in Texas.
Austin demonstrators recreated part of 1966's 491-mile march for better farmworker conditions, which effectively led to the state's first minimum wage....Read More