Who Gets the Raise?

by Anna North, The Opinion Page: NYTimes, (Jan. 26, 2015)

Is it time to ask for a raise? Neil Irwin at The Upshot writes that this could (finally) be a good year for wages, with small businesses, and a big health insurer, planning to increase pay. And The Billfold titled a recent post “The Year America Gets a Raise” (though its author, Mike Dang, also cautioned that “we can only watch and wait” to see if wages really rise).
But even a large-scale increase in wages might not benefit everyone equally — asking for a raise, some say, works better for some employees than for others.