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Minimum Wage Hike

Minnesota Café Charges 35 Cent 'Fee' To Protest Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business

A new "minimum wage fee" tacked on to receipts at a Minnesota restaurant is proving hard for customers to stomach. Facebook users are bombarding O...

San Diego Approves Minimum Wage Hike

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

(Adds background; opponents consider ballot measure to overturn wage bill) By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO, July 28 (Reuters)...

Chicago Moves One Step Closer To A $13 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

Chicago's minimum wage workers should be earning $13 dollars an hour by 2018, according to the recommendation of the city's minimum wage task force. ...

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.

Obama Administration, Allies Push For Minimum Wage Hike

AP | By TOM RAUM | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez teamed up with the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee, to meet Monday wit...

New Yorkers Strongly Back Hiking The Minimum Wage

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, June 12 (Reuters) - New Yorkers strongly back hiking the minimum wage, a poll showed on Thursday, while their support for the police depar...

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 ...

San Francisco To Vote On $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Voters in San Francisco will have the opportunity to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this November on the heels of Seattle's city council...

8 Companies That Owe Workers A Raise

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: With the stock market reaching new heights daily, companies’ profit margins at multi-decade highs, and falling unemployment, man...

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...

GOP Candidate Can't Formulate Opinion On Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

North Carolina's new GOP Senate candidate, Thom Tillis, was unable to answer a very simple question on Wednesday: Would he support raising the minimum...

Why the Minimum Wage Vote Failed

Heather McGhee | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Heather McGhee

The idea that minimum wage workers should be able to work their way out of poverty gets majority support across the board, but our system is dramatically skewed toward big donors who feel differently from the rest of Americans.

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...

Minimum Wage Hike Has Hawaii Lawmakers At Odds

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii House members put forward a new minimum wage plan Thursday that would allow most employers in the state to take a longer time...

Minimum Wage Hike Would Cost $15 Billion

AP | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly w...

15 Now to Starbucks's CEO: Pay Your Employees $15 an Hour!

William Blueher | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
William Blueher

On Saturday, April 12, New York City workers and 15 Now (15now.org) activists gathered on the Fulton Mall in Brooklyn to participate in a national d...

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 ...

Minimum Wage Hike Passes Key Committee In Hawaii

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — A key committee in the Hawaii House of Representatives advanced a bill that would increase the minimum wage to about $10 an hour, lo...

Another State Inches Closer To $10 Minimum Wage Hike

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — A key committee in the Hawaii House of Representatives advanced a bill that would increase the minimum wage to about $10 an hour, lo...

Bill Raising State's Minimum Wage Stalls

AP | CHRISTINE SCALORA | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to increase Nebraska's minimum wage to $9 an hour died in the Legislature on Monday after lawmakers fell five votes ...

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...

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 Spotlights Minimum Wage In Populist Appeal To Voters

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage ...

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...