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Minimum Wage Hike

Alexander C. Kaufman

Los Angeles Votes To Raise Minimum Wage To $15

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business

Los Angeles on Tuesday became the biggest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Learning from Limbaugh

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

April 2015 was noteworthy for reasons having nothing to do with the income tax. On April 19, 2015, Dan Price, the CEO of a company called Gravity Payments, a credit card processing company located in Seattle, Washington, announced that he was cutting his own salary.

The $15 Minimum Wage Is Only the First Step

Eoin Higgins | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Eoin Higgins

The fight for the $15 minimum wage needs to be seen as part of a larger struggle. The results of a successful fight for a higher minimum wage will be positive for a limited time. Fighting for a higher wage in the United States must be accompanied by fighting for better working conditions and wages globally.

Raise Los Angeles' Minimum Wage and Enforce It

Laphonza Butler | Posted 06.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

In the current system, it is too easy for unscrupulous employers to avoid the consequences of their actions, which disadvantages those businesses and employers that play by the rules.

Target Is Raising Its Minimum Wage To $9 An Hour: Report

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business

Target, the nation's second-largest retailer, is raising its minimum wage to $9 an hour, Dow Jones reported Wednesday. The change will take effect in ...

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Consider Raising Their Minimum Wage Proposal To $12

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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

Democrats Had Winning Issues, Just Not Winning Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If American voters want to see the minimum wage raised, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Binding ballot initiatives that wou...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

This Is Scott Walker's Idea Of A Living Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Linda Branch, a 50-year-old personal care worker in Milwaukee, works 20 hours a week making $11 an hour, or around $400 every two weeks....

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.

Minimum Wage Hike Finds Hope In U.S. Heartland

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found succ...

Flip Side of the Minimum-Wage Debate

Munir Moon | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

Something that Washington does not want you to know about and hopes that nobody else will discuss during the minimum-wage debate is take-home pay af...

Minnesota Café Charges 35 Cent 'Fee' To Protest Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business

A new "minimum wage fee" tacked on to receipts at a Minnesota restaurant is proving hard for customers to stomach. Facebook users are bombarding O...

San Diego Approves Minimum Wage Hike

Reuters | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics

(Adds background; opponents consider ballot measure to overturn wage bill) By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO, July 28 (Reuters)...

Chicago Moves One Step Closer To A $13 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

Chicago's minimum wage workers should be earning $13 dollars an hour by 2018, according to the recommendation of the city's minimum wage task force. ...

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.

Obama Administration, Allies Push For Minimum Wage Hike

AP | By TOM RAUM | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez teamed up with the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee, to meet Monday wit...

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...

The Places That Most Desperately Need A Higher Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business

Most Americans could use a raise. But southern Americans might need one the most. The Southest and Southwest are home to a disproportionate number ...

San Francisco To Vote On $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Voters in San Francisco will have the opportunity to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this November on the heels of Seattle's city council...

8 Companies That Owe Workers A Raise

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: With the stock market reaching new heights daily, companies’ profit margins at multi-decade highs, and falling unemployment, man...

Seattle City Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which w...

Michigan Raises Its Minimum Wage

AP | EMMA FIDEL | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage by 25 percent gradually over the next f...

GOP Candidate Can't Formulate Opinion On Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

North Carolina's new GOP Senate candidate, Thom Tillis, was unable to answer a very simple question on Wednesday: Would he support raising the minimum...