The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour isn’t enough money to keep a single parent working full-time out of poverty, and it’s worth less every year due to inflation.
Fast-food employees in New York state will see their wages raised to $15 an hour, a major victory for the nationwide campaign to raise the pay of some of the country’s lowest-wage workers.
Walker’s latest austerity measures came just hours before he officially became a contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
A Kentucky judge this week upheld a planned minimum wage increase in Louisville and called the corporate argument against increased pay “without merit.”
The proposed rule would boost the overtime exemption from $23,660 a year to $50,440 a year.
Chipotle may not be the ultimate tipping point, but we could may be inching closer to a moment at which the government will be compelled to act, mandating a higher minimum wage, paid sick leave, and other benefits for workers in the United States.
The rule, passed in 1994, refused further benefits when families already receiving assistance had more children. After more than 20 years, the California legislature has the chance to repeal the law.
Every employee of state government’s executive branch will see their pay increased from $7.25 an hour to at least $10.10 per hour. The increase will take effect July 1.
An Economic Policy Institute report shows that more than 40 percent of people in the Denver area are scraping by economically.
Los Angeles, the country’s second most populated city, will see its minimum wage increase to $15 by 2020 after the city council voted Tuesday for the wage hike, marking a major win for labor groups and working people who have seen the cost of living rocket past their hourly pay.