Articles Tagged 'minimum wage'

Centrist Democrats raise concerns over $15 minimum wage push

House Democrats are moving forward with legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, despite concerns from centrist lawmakers about the… READ MORE

$15 minimum wage passes; Gov. Brown plans to sign

by Melody Gutierrez
April 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO — In votes that drew cheers from low-wage workers inside and outside the state Capitol on Thursday, Democrats swiftly pushed a bill through the… READ MORE

Gov. Brown hails deal to raise minimum wage to $15 as ‘matter of economic justice’

In a move catapulting California into uncharted national territory, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday a six-year plan to boost the statewide minimum wage to $15… READ MORE

$10.10 wage bill set to die

The Democrats’ minimum wage bill is set to die on the Senate floor Wednesday. Despite an intense push by President Obama and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans haven’t budged and will reject the measure that would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The procedural roll call to advance the bill is expected to fail on a… READ MORE

Reid delays minimum wage vote

by Alexander Bolton, The Hill
February 26, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday announced he will delay action on legislation raising the minimum wage, the centerpiece of the Democrats’ 2014… READ MORE

Minimum wage hike would kill a half-million jobs: CBO

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will cost the U.S. economy a half-million jobs by 2016 but will substantially boost wages for most… READ MORE

New York minimum wage hike to $9 could be paid by taxpayers

New York’s legislature approved a budget that hikes the state’s minimum wage to $9 per hour. But taxpayers, not businesses, could actually be the responsible party for paying those extra wage costs, if a closed-door tax credit agreement among politicos made the final budget cut. The new wage minimum will be phased in over three years, United Press International reports.… READ MORE

Assembly leader hopes for consensus with New Jersey governor on minimum wage increase

June 9, 2012

By Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver says her bill increasing the minimum wage isn’t dead. The speaker in a statement tells The Associated Press she hopes to reach a compromise with Gov. Chris Christie.
The Republican governor told a town hall audience on Thursday that he would veto the bill hiking the minimum wage

SF becomes first US city to top $10 minimum wage

December 12, 2011
By Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO—David Frias works two minimum-wage jobs to squeak by in one of the most expensive cities in America.
Come New Year’s Day, he’ll have a few more coins in his pocket as San Francisco makes history by becoming the first city in the nation to scale a $10 minimum wage. The city’s hourly wage

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