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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 | 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...

Obama: 'America Deserves A Raise'

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife — never taking no ...

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 ...

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...

Obama To Dine With Woman Helped By Pay Raise

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling attention to a Colorado woman who got a raise after Obama called for an increase in the minimum ...

Obama To Spend Day With Working Mother

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With 2 1/2 years remaining in his term, President Barack Obama has been blocked by Congress and is running out of steps he can ta...

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 Just Pissed Off A Bunch Of People By Choosing Walmart

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Flanked by bargain-priced displays of women's wear and patio lighting, President Barack Obama came to a Wal-Mart store ...

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...

Senate Nears Minimum Wage Vote As Democrats Look For Election Day Payoff

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The push by President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to raise the federal minimum wage seems ready to join the parade of issues...

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 Brushes Off Congress To Test Bold Policies

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that ar...

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...

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 | 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...