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Fighting Against the $15 Minimum Wage

Dan Lambert | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Dan Lambert

New Yorkers are fighting for higher wages, with increasing intensity over the past several months. In early April, between 10,000 and 15,000 laborers and students marched on New York. The genesis of the protest seems to be from the fast food industry as well as activist students.

Senate Cook Begs Obama For Action: My American Dream Is A 'Nightmare'

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The plight of the low-wage American worker hit the U.S. Senate close to home last week. Olotara is a Senate cook who was among the contract workers...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Pushes 'The Right Thing' For Workers: Paid Leave, Minimum Wage, Pay Equity

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. job market on more solid footing, President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to advance a ph...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Doesn't Think The Minimum Wage 'Serves A Purpose'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Tuesday bluntly put into words how he feels about the minimum wage. "Well, I'm not going to repeal it," he said ...

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...

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 ...

Paul Mocks Obamas For Wanting Daughters To Have Minimum Wage Jobs

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) questioned President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for wanting their children to have minimum wage jobs, telling a...

Economist Calculates Just How Inadequate Your State's Minimum Wage Is

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business

A simple tweak to how we calculate our minimum wage could lift millions of Americans out of poverty, one economist is proposing. In a new proposal ...

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 ...

Obama: Republicans' Minimum Wage Vote 'Prevented A Raise' For Millions

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama blames Republicans for blocking an election-year increase in the federal minimum wage and says their vote d...

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 ...

GOP Governor Signs Ban On Minimum Wage Increase

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill Monday prohibiting cities across the state from establishing mandatory minimum wage and employee benefits,...

Living On Minimum Wage Is Hardly Living At All

Hoon-Yung Hopgood | Posted 06.11.2014 | Detroit
Hoon-Yung Hopgood

Minimum wage has proven to be an increasingly inadequate stipend for any individual or family to live on. Raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do on a human, social and economic level, and it's time that the U.S. Congress acted swiftly to make it happen.

Why The Minimum Wage Should Really Be Raised To $15 An Hour

Robert Reich | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

$10.10 isn't enough to lift all workers and their families out of poverty. Most low-wage workers aren't young teenagers; they're major breadwinners for their families, and many are women. And they and their families need a higher minimum.

Can You Pass Me a Napkin Mr. President? My Lunch with Obama

Mira Friedlander | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Mira Friedlander

Public speaking normally scares me, let alone introducing the Leader of the Free World. I would say it was just a little intimidating.

Obama Taking Minimum Wage Message On The Road

Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

By NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is using his call for a higher minimum wage to help boost a Michi...

Hunter Stuart

No, Connecticut Businesses Aren't Freaking Out About The New $10.10 Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Report: Dems Undercutting Obama's Minimum Wage Push

The Hill | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is struggling to stop Senate Democrats from backing a plan to undercut President Obama’s $10.10 minimum wage tar...

Joe Biden: 'There's A Lot Of Good Reasons' To Raise The Minimum Wage

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says raising the federal minimum wage is good for business. Biden is delivering the White House's week...

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 ...

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 ...

Obama To Spotlight Minimum Wage In Connecticut

Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to follow Connecticut's lead by raising the minimu...

Obama To Campaign For Minimum Wage Hike Despite Opposition

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will take his campaign to increase the minimum wage on the road in the coming week in an effo...

On Using Hyperbole: A Brief Lesson for Bobby Jindal

Peter Paskale | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

Of all the rhetorical forms, hyperbole is one that we use every day, and as a result we all have a fairly good idea about how it works. This is why Bobby Jindal sounded just a little bit crazy when he started on about white flags.