Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage In Different States: Bernie Sanders To Propose $15 Minimum Wage Bill, Backed By 31 Democrats

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ agenda to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, backed by 31 Democrats, will be proposed Thursday, reports …

Bernie Sanders

Democratic leaders to join Sanders on $15 minimum wage pitch

Congressional Democratic leaders will unveil a proposal to hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour on Thursday alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders, who made the issue a centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign.<p>Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), …

Bernie Sanders

Hundreds protest over minimum wage at McDonald's stockholder meeting

OAK BROOK, Ill. (Reuters) - Hundreds of fast-food workers demanded wage increases as they marched outside McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) headquarters during the company's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday.<p>The demonstrators were part of a nationwide protest organized by "Fight for 15," a labor group …

Fight for $15

Thousands of protesters brand McDonald's the 'Trump of corporations'

Marchers in Chicago claim the world’s largest fast food chain supports low wages for workers and allows sexual harassment, ‘just like Donald Trump’<p>Thousands took to the streets of downtown Chicago on Tuesday night calling McDonald’s the “Donald Trump of corporations” and protesting low wages and …

Fight for $15

Why I’m Fighting For a $15 Minimum Wage

A worker’s story<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> <i>Civil Eats</i><i>.</i><p>Let me tell you about how a McDonald’s cashier became homeless.<p>A few months ago, I started bleeding during my shift at the drive thru. I was terrified, and without health insurance, I really couldn’t afford a visit to the hospital. …

Kansas City

Labour report recommends unpaid emergency leave for Ontario workers

A report commissioned by the Ontario government recommends all employees be granted a week of unpaid personal emergency leave a year.<p>The Changing Workplaces report, released today, was written by two labour law experts who consulted with workers, unions and businesses for two years on a wide range …

The Workplace

Louisiana minimum wage hike goes nowhere, rejected in Senate

Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to raise Louisiana's minimum wage crashed again in the Senate, leaving the state's lowest-wage workers to be paid at the …

Congressional Committees

Report on Minneapolis minimum wage recommends four year phase-in, no tip credit

Brian Lambert<b>No tip credit.</b> The Strib’s Adam Belz reports:<b></b> “Minneapolis should establish a minimum wage of at least $12.49 per hour and phase it in …

Minnesota

One-third of Ontario’s 6.6M workers vulnerable, says new report

TORONTO — New technology, a shrinking manufacturing sector and fewer union jobs, among other factors, have left approximately one-third of Ontario's …

Canadian News

Businesses Steal $15 Billion a Year from Employees. Is Your Business One of Them?

Wage theft is a real problem, but it's not all intentional.<p>Wage theft sounds like something that sleazy men in back rooms perpetrate to further oppress their employees. While that does happen, a lot of wage theft is unintentional.<p>A new study from the Economics Policy Institute (EPI) says that …

Business

Surprise, San Francisco Restaurant Workers! Minimum Wage Hike Is Killing Restaurants By The Dozens

If you’re a leftist in San Francisco or Oakland, California (highly likely), you probably cheered as the city implemented a minimum wage hike last …

San Francisco

Let's raise the miminum wage for everybody to $15 an hour, this businessman says

I started Northwest River Supplies Inc. in 1972 with $2,000. Over the last 45 years NRS has grown into a multi-million-dollar company with hundreds …

Social Justice

Jethro's sends mixed messages on minimum wage hike

Jethro's BBQ owner Bruce Gerleman’s response to Blake Iverson’s letter to the editor was highly suspect.<p>First, I am excited that Gerleman supports a …

Des Moines

Nevada Democrats tout Arizona data in minimum-wage push

Democratic lawmakers in Carson City on Monday pointed to recent examples of short-term economic success following minimum wage increases elsewhere as …

Social Justice

Op-Ed: Raising the minimum wage is essential for working people. We know from experience.

Because of minimum wage hikes in our home states, we’re able to work our way to better futures.<p><i>By</i> <b>Ali Monceaux</b> <i>and</i> <b>Daniel Najarian</b><p>Like millions of …

Equality

Bruce Golding | Painful plight of university graduates

A university education is an expensive investment. Tuition fees alone at the five universities in Jamaica range between $800,000 and $1.3 million for …

Jamaica

Here's how 3 small business owners are responding to proposed changes to minimum wage, paid sick days

Mandatory paid sick leave 'would be expensive for us, but we would try to make it work,' says one owner<p>Gilleen Witkowski employs three people …

Small Business

Minimum wage increases can kill businesses — if they already stink

One reason the debate over the minimum wage is so contentious is that data about how it affects employers and workers are murky. So a new study showing that increases in the wage can force restaurants out of business is welcome — but it doesn’t show what minimum wage critics claim it does.<p>The …

Social Justice

Elizabeth Warren on the Inhumanely Low Minimum Wage, Russia, and Talking to Our 'Crazy Brother-in-Law'

If you’re like us, the past week of political news has felt like approximately six months. Russia! Comey! Flynn! Impeachment! Pee tape! But even …

Elizabeth Warren

Booker: It's un-American for full-time workers to live in poverty

NEWARK -- Flanked by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and leading state Democrats, airport workers on Friday continued their fight for higher pay demanding the …

Cory Booker

As Cities Raise Wages, States Push Back

Missouri and Minnesota are the latest battlegrounds where Republican-led legislatures are determined to block local pro-labor laws.<p>Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri, a Republican, must decide whether to approve or veto a bill to nullify an $11-an-hour minimum wage enacted in St. Louis and bar other …

Opinion

Research Shows Higher Minimum Wages Have Not Cost Chicago Or Illinois Jobs

Major minimum wage increases in cities like Seattle and Chicago have led to no discernible loss of jobs or slowing of job growth.<p>As legislators in Springfield debate a proposal to gradually raise Illinois’ minimum wage up to $15 an hour by 2022, opposing voices have argued that lifting the state’s …

Social Justice

Why wage theft is a serious problem in California

What could be worse than working for minimum wage?<p>How about working for minimum wage and having your employer cheat you out of a big chunk of your …

Social Justice

Labour and the Conservatives offer two different routes to a 'living' wage

A competition among political parties to promise a more attractive minimum or “living” wage is new to British elections. The National Minimum Wage …

Social Justice

Czech government plans to raise minimum wage by 11 percent: PM

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government plans to raise the monthly minimum wage by 11 percent next year, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told lawmakers on Thursday.<p>If approved by the cabinet, it would be the sixth increase of the minimum wage in as many years, reflecting solid growth in the Czech …

Chicago Suburbs Say No Thanks To Cook County $13 Minimum Wage

Eighteen Chicago suburbs have said “no thanks” to Cook County’s incoming $13 minimum wage. More are considering following suit before the July 1st deadline.<p>For young jobseekers in the metro area who are currently facing a nearly 20 percent unemployment rate, the opt-outs are an encouraging sign for …

Opinion

What Sheryl Sandberg Doesn't Understand About Minimum Wage and Childcare

The two are inextricably intertwined.<p>Sheryl Sandberg wrote a heartfelt mother's day post on Facebook, detailing the things she would like to see to help mothers in the workforce. As a single mother, Sandberg certainly understands some the challenges working mothers face. But, what she doesn't …

Social Justice

Donald Trump administration attacks minimum wage dodge on L1 visas

A US based employer trying to pass off a $6.47 per hour wage rate to hire an engineer in Oregon on a temporary work visa has been shown the door by …

Immigration

DNC Workers Are Salty Over 2016 Wages — Claim the Party of $15 Minimum Wage Failed to Pay Up

The official Democratic Party platform has long included a push for a raised federal minimum wage, with most proponents focusing on $15 per hour (an …

Democratic National Committee

Should Louisiana raise pay? Minimum wage hike advancing in Senate

Senators seeking to boost Louisiana's minimum wage are making another push for the proposal this legislative session, an issue championed by Gov. …

New Orleans