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Democrats Tie Minimum Wage Measures To Clinton Campaign

Democrats in Colorado are hoping to win the state by promoting not just candidate Hillary Clinton but also Amendment 70, a ballot initiative to increase the statewide minimum wage.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Now for a different kind of election story - Colorado is one of the key battleground …

Editorial: Colorado's growing inequality requires action

The enduring battle over the minimum wage and where, exactly, it should fall, is not the purely ideological war that many on the left would like to …

Why raising Colorado’s minimum wage would harm small businesses

One consequence of Amendment 70 — which would raise Colorado’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 — is that it will strengthen the shift of …

New House Republican 'anti-poverty plan' repackages GOP proposals

Paul Ryan says different approach must be tried on systemic problems.<p>Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans rolled out a new plan on Tuesday to fight poverty and help Americans move up the economic ladder, yet much of this latest initiative is repackaged GOP proposals likely to win only limited …

Obama moves to close gender wage gap

The first bill President Obama signed after taking office in 2009 was designed to help close the pay gap between men and women.<p>But saying progress has been slow, Obama announced a new plan Friday to try to ensure that women earn the same as men for doing the same job.<p>The proposal, which doesn't …

Here Are the Signs That American Workers Are Gaining Power and Higher Pay

The U.S. is running out of available workers and that means employees are getting paid more.<p>And what's left in terms of labor slack is being run down …

TUC worried by rise in the number of people paid below the minimum wage

Commenting on the latest annual pay statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which show 362,000 people …

Sonic CEO on the Minimum Wage Debate: It's a Challenge for Small Business

The rise in costs for Obamacare and mounting calls to raise the minimum wage across the country are adding to the financial pressures weighing on business in America. Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC) CEO Cliff Hudson weighs in how companies are dealing with those financial pressures.<p>According to Hudson …

Queen's University: Some PhD students 'earn less than minimum wage'

<b>Some PhD students at Queen's University are being paid below the minimum wage, claims a report from the University and College Union (UCU) and Queen's Students' Union.</b><p>The report is based on data on work and wages.<p>Some 250 of Queen's 1,365 postgraduate students took part in the survey.<p>The university …

Cook County approves $13 hourly minimum wage affecting suburbs

Suburban Cook County has joined Chicago in adopting a $13 hourly minimum wage, a move critics say is better left to the state but proponents contend is a response to the state's inaction.<p>The Cook County Board voted Wednesday to gradually raise the minimum wage to $13 by July 2020, following the …