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Federal Minimum Wage

Labor Secretary: 'We Suck' On The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Thursday the United States' current federal minimum wage is an international embarrassment, specifically calling out Ne...

$10.10 Minimum Wage Would Save The U.S. Government $7.6 Billion A Year

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

"Raising the minimum wage is one simple and long-overdue step toward rebalancing the social contract so that the private and public sectors are more equal participants in improving living standards for American workers."

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.

Igor Bobic

Joni Ernst Feted By Opponents Of Federal Minimum Wage Increase

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the biggest trade associations opposed to raising the federal minimum wage held a fundraiser for Iowa Republican Senate hopeful ...

GOP Senate Candidate Backs State Minimum Wage Boost While Opposing Federal Increase

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Alaska GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan announced Monday that he will be voting for a state ballot measure to increase the minimum wage, even though ...

Workers Fight for Fair Wages and Will Win

Michael Stewart | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Michael Stewart

On a cold November morning in 2012, some 200 fast food workers at places like McDonald's and Burger King started an improbable journey with a one-day strike at a handful of restaurants to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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.

Joni Ernst Opposes Raising Federal Minimum Wage, Thinks $7.25 Is 'Great' For Students

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst thinks $7.25 per hour is a great beginner wage, but she doesn't have an answer for many Americans who earn t...

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 ...

CHARTS: How Much More Expensive Life Has Gotten Since We Last Raised The Min. Wage

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Unhappy fifth anniversary. Thursday marks five years since the date of the last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage to a paltry $7.25 an ...

Most Republicans Say They Can't Live Off Minimum Wage, But Oppose Raising It

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

A poll released Tuesday found that a vast majority of Republicans say they would not be able to live off the minimum wage. A survey conducted by t...

Ashley Alman

Grayson To Force Republicans On The Record On Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) proposed an amendment to a House spending bill Tuesday that would raise the minimum wage for federal government workers. A ...

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.

You Need to Know: The Minimum Wage Wars

Eve Turow | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Eve Turow

Restaurant workers and their pay have been making headlines for nearly a year now as fast-food employees protest for higher wages and the Obama Administration attempts to increase the minimum for all workers. Here's what you need to know about minimum wage.

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 ...

Here's Where The Fights To Increase The Minimum Wage Are Taking Place Across The Country

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Proposals to raise the minimum wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour are increasingly divisive. In many states, the push is opposed by state...

Seattle Is Right

Robert Reich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

The gains from a higher minimum wage extend beyond those who receive it. More money in the pockets of low-wage workers means more sales, especially in the locales they live in -- which in turn creates faster growth and more jobs.

Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Is Still Far From What It Should Be

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business

Seattle just passed the highest minimum wage in the nation: $15 an hour, well above the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Yet, as progressive and mon...

On Minimum Wage, Follow Seattle's Lead

Keith Mestrich | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

Raising the minimum wage won't solve these problems overnight, but making sure workers earn enough to get by is critical to turning the tide and strengthening our economy. And it's something we should advance in our communities today.

Faith Leaders Leading the Fight Against Income Inequality in New York

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

All throughout history, clergy of all faiths and denominations have been deeply involved in the fight for civil rights and for fair treatment for all people. Now faith leaders are helping to lead the fight against income inequality.

Religious Leaders Call On Congress To Raise Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion

On Tuesday, over 350 clergy members signed a letter that called on Congress to raise the minimum wage. The Senate will vote today on whether to raise ...

Dave Jamieson

Senate Republicans Block Minimum Wage Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats could not advance their bill to raise the minimum wage on Wednesday, failing by a vote of 54-42 to clear the filibuster...

Popular Does Not Mean Practical: The Case Against the Federal Minimum Wage

David Cahn | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
David Cahn

When employers face higher labor prices, they have to cut costs. Labor often being the most expensive factor in production, companies will lay-off workers.

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...