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Minimum Wage Hike

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

William Blueher | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
William Blueher

On Saturday, April 12, New York City workers and 15 Now ( 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 04.11.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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...

Meet The 22-Year-Old KFC Employee Taking The Minimum Wage Fight To The White House

AP | By KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Naquasia LeGrand was frying chicken, sweeping floors and serving customers for $7.25 an hour when she was recruited by union organiz...

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Democrats Who Aren't Backing A Minimum Wage Hike | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, House Democrats will undertake a procedural maneuver known as a discharge petition in hopes of forcing a vote on their min...

Senate Democrats Delay Minimum Wage Vote

AP | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have again delayed debating a proposal to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 ...

Who's Cheering Pat Quinn's Minimum Wage Hike Effort?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.24.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The minimum wage debate is setting up to be one of the most important topics in the 2014 Illinois election. Incumbent governor Pat Quinn has made it well-known he wants to increase Illinois' minimum wage.

Walmart's Weak Profits Are Proof We Need A Minimum-Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business

Walmart currently does not support raising the federal minimum wage. However, considering the company's lackluster performance over the past few month...

Walmart Denies Report It's Weighing Support For A Minimum-Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck and Emily Cohn | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

Walmart is denying a Bloomberg report that said the nation's largest private employer is considering supporting an increase in the minimum wage. "W...

Even Economists Cited By The CBO Disagree With Its Minimum Wage Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

Republicans opposed to a minimum wage hike got more fodder for their case Tuesday when the Congressional Budget Office released a report stating that ...

Here's What The New Report On The Minimum Wage Says

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst says raising the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and Democrats want would rais...

The Modern Face of Poverty

Sid Mohn | Posted 04.05.2014 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

A few days ago, the Social IMPACT Research Center released its yearly report on the state of poverty in Illinois, and it's proven what we've known for a long time -- our economy simply isn't working for all too many hard-working Americans anymore.

Sam Stein

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors By Executive Order | Sam Stein | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address that he's raising the minimum wage for workers ...

600 Economists Now Back A $10.10 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

It’s about time to raise the minimum wage, at least according to 600 economists. The group, which includes seven Nobel laureates, attached their...

Dems Make Maximum Push For Minimum Wage Increase

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Minimum-wage increase proposals are getting the maximum push from Democrats in statehouses in more than half of U.S. states, hig...

No, Raising The Minimum Wage Won't Kill The Economy, In 9 Charts

Jillian Berman and Alissa Scheller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

The impact of a minimum wage hike is one of the most hotly debated issues in economic research. But a growing body of evidence indicates that a Congre...

Economists: $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Provide 'Much-Needed' Help

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

A large swath of economists agree, raising the minimum wage is a good idea. In a letter released Tuesday through the Economic Policy Institute, a ...

Minimum Wage a Maximum Headache for Rauner

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.12.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Bruce Rauner is in a bona-fide pickle over minimum wage.

Minimum Wage

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger