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State Minimum Wage

State With Highest Minimum Wage May Raise It Even Higher

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Washington state, which already has the nation's highest minimum wage, is considering raising it even higher. Democratic state lawmakers are advanc...

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 ...

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...

Dave Jamieson

This Map Shows Just How Out Of Touch Congress Is On The Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans want to raise the minimum wage, and they're done waiting around for Congress to do it for them. On Tuesday night, voters in...

Dave Jamieson

States Are Leaving Congress Behind On The Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress may be in no mood to hike the minimum wage, but four conservative-leaning states are poised to do it on their ow...

Small Business Support for Raising the Wage Picking up Steam State-side

John Arensmeyer | Posted 12.27.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

A vast majority of small businesses already pay their workers more than the minimum wage, and many small employers feel it's the right thing to do.

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 ...

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.

Kathleen Miles

California Considers Highest Minimum Wage Of Any State

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business

California may soon require the highest minimum wage of any U.S. state. State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill Monday to raise th...

13 States Raised Their Minimum Wage, But We Still Have A Big Problem

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Thirteen states raised their minimum wage Wednesday. Those boosts will provide the country's low-wage workforce with some relief. But in many areas th...

Dave Jamieson

13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Minimum wage workers in a handful of states will be ringing in the new year with an automatic pay raise. As Congress considers legis...

9 Places Fighting For A Higher Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

With President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the federal minimum wage going nowhere, some states and cities are taking matters into their own hands...