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Minimum Wage Raise

Higher Minimum Wage: A Crucial Tool for Lifting More Californians out of Poverty

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Toni G. Atkins

I look forward to California implementing the $10 minimum wage in January, and moving to increase the wage even further for 2017 and beyond to lift more California families out of poverty, boost local communities, and make sure everyone benefits from our state's economic prosperity.

Dave Jamieson

Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A year after it first announced a major minimum wage hike in its U.S. stores, Ikea said Wednesday that it plans to implement another nat...

$15 Minimum Wage Is Coming To LA

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business

Minimum-wage workers in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest city, are getting a pay raise. In a 13-1 vote on Wednesday, Los Angeles County law...

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.

Did The Minimum Wage Rise In Your State This Year?

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

It's now been just over a month since minimum wage hikes went into effect in a record 20 different states, as well as the District of Columbia. On ...

New York Governor Will Propose Raising The State's Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Sunday that he plans to submit a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour in New York City and $1...

A Year of Great Opportunity for Progressives

Mike Lux | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

My advice to my fellow progressives: Don't feel sorry for yourselves as the Republicans bask in their victories this week, and stop focusing 100 percent of the time on playing defense. We can win some important fights in the next two years, we just need to craft a strong strategy and go execute it.

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...

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

This Is Scott Walker's Idea Of A Living Wage | 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. ...

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.

Clinton Reveals 'The Most Important Thing We Can Do' To Fight Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton said raising the minimum wage is "the most important thing we can do" in the short run to help with the issue of income ...

Vermont's Raising It's Minimum Wage To $10.50, Higher Than Any Other State

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, June 9 (Reuters) - Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Monday signed a law that will raise the state's minimum wage to $10.50 an hour by 2018,...

Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

As the United States slips from its status as the globe's number one economic power, small numbers of Americans continue to amass staggering amounts of wealth, while simultaneously inequality trends toward historic levels.

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...

1.2 Million Reasons To Be Angry At Senate Republicans

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Business

You may not need another reason to be angry that Senate Republicans just blocked a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an...

Civil Rights Leaders, Past and Present, Agree: Americans Deserve Better Wages

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Wade Henderson, Esq.

The facts are clear. Raising the wage is a popular idea with bipartisan support that would help to lift working families out of poverty and expand the economy for everyone.

Minnesota Lawmakers Approve Minimum Wage Hike

AP | By BRIAN BAKST | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota workers earning the minimum wage will see yearly raises under a bill given final approval Thursday that pushes the ...

State Lawmakers Reach Deal To Hike Minimum Wage

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's minimum wage would rise to $9.50 per hour within a few years and continue going up unless a governor's administra...

Obama Presses For Minimum Wage Hike With Dem Candidate

AP | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Mich...

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...

Biden: Raising Minimum Wage Would Be 'Good For Business'

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that many restaurant owners support raising the tipped minimum wage for waiters and waitre...

Minimum Wage vs. Maximum Greed

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

If anyone believes even for a brief moment that corporations are in the business of hiring more people, he/she just might be temporarily delusional. Let's be honest and keep it real: businesses are consistently looking to grow their profits.