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Federal Minimum Wage

Acknowledging Receipt of a Document is Not the Same as Agreeing to its Terms

Brad Reid | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

The federal District Court for New Jersey in an April 4, 2016, decision declined to automatically enforce an arbitration provision in an employment ag...

Target To Increase Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Discount retailer Target Corp has started raising employee wages to a minimum of $10 an hour, its second hike in a year, pressured...

IMF Boss Urges U.S. To Raise The Federal Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business

The U.S. should increase the federal minimum wage, expand a key tax credit for low-income workers and enact more "family-friendly" policies if it want...

Minimum Wage Going Up In 14 States At Start Of 2016

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics

If you're among the country's lowest earners, you may be ringing in the new year with a pay hike. Fourteen states will be raising their minimum wages ...

Hillary Clinton: Raise Federal Minimum Wage To $12 Per Hour

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday at two campaign stops in Iowa that she would like to raise the federal minimum ...

Bank Tellers Deserve $15 an Hour, Too

Keith Mestrich | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

Wages are not just line items on a budget -- they are the basis of people's livelihoods. It's time to face reality. Raising bank employees' wages will be good for them, New York state, New York City, our economy and our industry.

The Non-Madness of the Minimum Wage

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Low-wage workers around the country have sparked a movement for large minimum wage increases for a reason. And their proposed increases are phased in gradually over several years. It might behoove some of those commenting from the sidelines to stop calling them crazy.

How I Managed to Save Money While Earning Minimum Wage

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

For those trying to save on a low income, the savings tips they can actually apply are few and far between. It can be difficult to find examples of low-income saving success and get ideas on how to start saving in a meaningful way when your paychecks are puny to begin with.

A Majority Of States Now Have Mininum Wages Higher Than The Federal Minimum

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Minimum Wage Increases Breaking Out All Over!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

By now, about 60 percent of the workforce is covered by minimum wages above the federal level. What with all these sub-national increases, do we even need a federal minimum wage anymore?

Dave Jamieson

More States Than Ever Will Raise Their Minimum Wage On New Year's Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business

If you're a minimum wage earner and of drinking age, be sure to raise a glass when the ball drops Wednesday night. There's a decent chance you'll be g...

Labor Secretary: 'We Suck' On The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Thursday the United States' current federal minimum wage is an international embarrassment, specifically calling out Ne...

$10.10 Minimum Wage Would Save The U.S. Government $7.6 Billion A Year

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

"Raising the minimum wage is one simple and long-overdue step toward rebalancing the social contract so that the private and public sectors are more equal participants in improving living standards for American workers."

Minimum Wage Hike Has Strong Support Among Employers, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business

Poll after poll indicates that the vast majority of Americans believe the minimum wage isn't high enough. Apparently, a lot of U.S. employers agree. ...

17 Numbers That Will Make You Realize Just How Pathetic The Federal Minimum Wage Is

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

$7.25 an hour? Really? It's way past time for a raise.

Igor Bobic

Joni Ernst Feted By Opponents Of Federal Minimum Wage Increase

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the biggest trade associations opposed to raising the federal minimum wage held a fundraiser for Iowa Republican Senate hopeful ...

GOP Senate Candidate Backs State Minimum Wage Boost While Opposing Federal Increase

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Alaska GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan announced Monday that he will be voting for a state ballot measure to increase the minimum wage, even though ...

Workers Fight for Fair Wages and Will Win

Michael Stewart | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Michael Stewart

On a cold November morning in 2012, some 200 fast food workers at places like McDonald's and Burger King started an improbable journey with a one-day strike at a handful of restaurants to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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.

Joni Ernst Opposes Raising Federal Minimum Wage, Thinks $7.25 Is 'Great' For Students

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst thinks $7.25 per hour is a great beginner wage, but she doesn't have an answer for many Americans who earn t...

Dave Jamieson

The Minimum Wage Has Not Been Raised In 5 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

CHARTS: How Much More Expensive Life Has Gotten Since We Last Raised The Min. Wage

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Unhappy fifth anniversary. Thursday marks five years since the date of the last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage to a paltry $7.25 an ...

Most Republicans Say They Can't Live Off Minimum Wage, But Oppose Raising It

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

A poll released Tuesday found that a vast majority of Republicans say they would not be able to live off the minimum wage. A survey conducted by t...

Ashley Alman

Grayson To Force Republicans On The Record On Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) proposed an amendment to a House spending bill Tuesday that would raise the minimum wage for federal government workers. A ...

Why It Makes No Sense to Cut the Minimum Wage

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Chicago
Gov. Peter Shumlin

Decades ago, FDR chose the right path for our country and prevailed in the face of opposition determined to block a fair wage for our workers.