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$10.10 Minimum Wage

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Consider Raising Their Minimum Wage Proposal To $12 | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate's labor committee, has been reaching out to her Democratic colleagues to rally...

How to End Poverty for Millions of Americans

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Linsey Pecikonis

Increasing the minimum wage would immediately lift 4.6 million people out of poverty with an additional 6.8 million over time. We should do more to help those struggling and by increasing the minimum wage we can affect immediate change.

Walmart Is Planning To Abandon The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

The latest sign that the tide is turning in favor of better pay for low-wage workers: Walmart's CEO on Wednesday announced the company's intention eve...

Raising the Minimum Wage

Erica Payne | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Erica Payne

A minimum wage increase will positively affect a sizable portion of the population, will have a moderate stimulative effect on the economy, and will be easily affordable. And by indexing it to inflation as the Harkin-Miller bill suggests, it would ensure that low income American workers would not risk seeing their wages eroded during the next recession.

The Hourly Rate of Poverty

Nora T. Akins | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Twenty-eight million workers are currently making minimum wage. Less than 25 percent are between the ages of 16 and 19 years old. More than half are women (62 percent).

Democrats, Meet the Minimum-Wage Movement

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If the minimum wage had kept pace with increases in productivity since 1968, it would be $21.72. Instead, corporations and wealthy individuals have kept those gains for themselves.

People Are Clamoring For Jobs At The Gap, And That's A Problem

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business

President Obama pays for clothing at the Gap after the company announced it would raise its minimum wage. Just a few months after announcing pla...

New Yorkers Strongly Back Hiking The Minimum Wage

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, June 12 (Reuters) - New Yorkers strongly back hiking the minimum wage, a poll showed on Thursday, while their support for the police depar...

Dairy Queen CEO: 'People Need To Be Paid A Fair Wage'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Business

Another fast-food executive just said something shockingly reasonable about the minimum wage. Dairy Queen CEO John Gainor, in an interview with CN...

Maryland Becomes Latest State To Hike Minimum Wage

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 5 (Reuters) - Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Monday approved a gradual hike in the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour ...

Minimum Wage Hike Would Cost $15 Billion

AP | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly w...

Automation is the Elephant in the Room of the Minimum Wage Debate

Andrew Woodman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

While the possibility of a wage increase is something no person on earth would ever sneeze at, it could ultimately be the undoing of low-income service-industry jobs in the United States.

Hunter Stuart

No, Connecticut Businesses Aren't Freaking Out About The New $10.10 Minimum Wage | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business

Bill Iovanne, Jr., isn't worried about Connecticut's new minimum wage hike hurting his bottom line. "Our full-time employees are all on salary, an...

Connecticut Raises The Bar With Latest Minimum Wage Hike

AP | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Thursday that will raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour...

Connecticut Legislature Passes Minimum Wage Bill

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

(Adds statements from President Barack Obama, paragraphs 8-9) By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., March 26 (Reuters) - Con...

Connecticut Senate Approves Bill To Raise Minimum Wage To $10.10

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., March 26 (Reuters) - Connecticut's senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would raise the minimum ...

Hey Sheryl: Lean On This

Erica Payne | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Erica Payne

In two weeks, the U.S. Senate will vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage. This would shrink the gender wage gap by nearly five percent. So where is the multimillionaire author of the self-professed feminist manifesto?

Small Business Owners Say Raise the Wage

John Arensmeyer | Posted 05.12.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Debate about raising the minimum wage is a hot topic, and the impact to small businesses is a sticking point in the argument. But what do real small businesses think about raising the wage?

This City Proves A Minimum Wage Boost Could Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

Could San Francisco's economy make a case for Obama's proposed minimum wage hike? New research suggests that the city's decision to raise the minimum ...

Understanding CBO's Minimum-Wage Report

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

As the uproar over the CBO analysis demonstrates, the issue of whether jobs are gained or lost as a result of a minimum-wage increase depends largely on how we analyze the vast amount of research that has been conducted on the question over the past half-century.

Why a Higher Minimum Wage Is a Net Win for Most Income Groups

Arloc Sherman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Arloc Sherman

Yes, as widely reported, CBO estimates that a minimum wage hike to $10.10 would mean the loss of 500,000 jobs, and some business owners and shareholders would have lower profits. But, even after factoring in those costs, the wage hike would lift 900,000 people out of poverty.

Walmart's Weak Profits Are Proof We Need A Minimum-Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business

Walmart currently does not support raising the federal minimum wage. However, considering the company's lackluster performance over the past few month...

Even Economists Cited By The CBO Disagree With Its Minimum Wage Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

Republicans opposed to a minimum wage hike got more fodder for their case Tuesday when the Congressional Budget Office released a report stating that ...

Businessweek's Covers Make A Terrific Argument For Raising The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

President Obama, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) and TV talking heads are the voices we usually hear debating whether to raise the minimum wage. So it's re...

Minimum Wage, Maximum Importance

Mike Lux | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

This is a great day for low-wage workers in America. Not just those immediately affected by this, but those who will be touched by the ripples of hope coming from this action.