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Dave Jamieson

The Minimum Wage Has Not Been Raised In 5 Years | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For those who fear America is changing too fast, take heart in our minimum wage. It hasn't been going anywhere. As of Thursday, five ...

Seattle Announces Plan For Highest Minimum Wage In The Country

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

The mayor of Seattle announced Thursday that he'd developed a plan for a $15 minimum wage that had wide backing from the city's lawmakers, labor leade...

Religious Leaders Call On Congress To Raise Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion

On Tuesday, over 350 clergy members signed a letter that called on Congress to raise the minimum wage. The Senate will vote today on whether to raise ...

50-Plus Votes To Repeal Obamacare, But Not One On The Minimum Wage

AP/HuffPost | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is again encouraging Congress to pass a bill raising the minimum raise to $10.10 an hour. In his weekly ...

This Is What's Driving The Minimum Wage Debate

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Give America a raise!" President Barack Obama implored Congress in his State of the Union address. But it would cost jobs, Repub...

White House Urges Higher Pay For Tipped Workers

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for workers who receive tips would disproportionately be...

Obama: It's Time To Give America A Raise

AP | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's hearing from business owners across the country who are voluntarily paying their workers more tha...

Obama: Congress Must Finish The Minimum Wage Job

AP | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Congress should finish the job he started by raising the minimum wage to $10.10. In his weekly radi...

Democrats Are Determined To Force A Minimum Wage Vote

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — House Democrats will try to highlight Republicans' resistance to a higher minimum wage with tactical maneuvers meant to draw m...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Won't Budge on $10.10 As New Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While they're willing to haggle over the finer points of a minimum wage hike, congressional Democrats said Tuesday that they will not lo...

Real Faces of the Minimum Wage

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Corporate interests and their elected representatives have created a world of illusion in order to resist paying a decent wage to working Americans. They'd have us believe that minimum-wage workers are teens from '50s TV sitcoms working down at the local malt shoppe.

LOOK: 7 People We Met At The Minimum Wage Protest

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 07.25.2012 | Miami

Wielding signs under the blazing July sun, 200 people rallied at Bayfront Park Tuesday afternoon to encourage Congress to increase the federal minimum...