In October Richard Mason, a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, wrote about a conversation he'd had on a vacation with a group of US executives: Then the discussion moved to what is a living wage, and I took the position that a company should feel an obligation to pay its workers enough to assure them simple necessities such as housing, food, and medical care. That got some negative looks, and I knew I was treading on shaky ground when one of the executives commented: “No, Richard. It is not our responsibility to pay any more than the going wage.” “Really?” “Of course not, Richard. We're not the Salvation Army.”Last night Arkansans voted to raise the state's minimum hourly wage from .50 to . Missouri too, from .85 to . Arkansas last hiked its minimum wage relatively
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