When looking for the more recent MW thread I found several short threads touching on specific events.
New Overtime Pay Law Set To Go Into Effect
Raise Wages, Kill Jobs?
California Moving Towards $15/hr Minimum Wage
It’s Been a Very Good Week for Seattle’s Minimum Wage
When Harry Truman Nearly Doubled the Minimum Wage
Walmart CEO Admits Wage Increase Is Working
AEI Economist Mark Perry Proves Low Minimum Wage Kills Jobs
Beyond the Minimum Wage: What’s Really Keeping Hourly Workers in Poverty?
or on GMI:
Guaranteed Basic Income
Guaranteed Minimum Income - How Might It Work?
Dutch city of Utrecht to experiment with a universal, unconditional 'basic income'
Also related is the post-work society:
Automation may mean a post-work society but we shouldn't be afraid
Stephen Hawking on Robots and Post-Work Society
I know that some here dislike the "all things" threads, but this topic that keeps coming up over and over again and the related topic of guaranteed minimum income. Each time it seems we barely scratch the surface, getting distracted by a single event, such as CA raising its minimum wage. There is a broader theme with this that is at the core of what many of us here see as essential for a thriving, prosperous nation. I think this will only become more important as more and more jobs that can pay a living wage disappear. Whether we actually come into the post-work society or not we will experience more automation and inevitably more will have to fall back on low paying jobs.