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Reform would guarantee minimum wage to all workers with disabilities

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 3, 2019
The House-passed Raise the Wage Act would phase out subminimum wages for people with disabilities in sheltered workplaces.
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Minimum wage hike would boost tipped workers' pay

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 8, 2019
The House-passed Raise the Wage Act would phase out the $2.13 an hour federal minimum for tipped workers.
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House to vote on raising the federal minimum wage

by Mitchell Hartman Jul 18, 2019
It would be the first increase at the federal level since 2009, but Senate Republicans aren't likely to consider the bill.
Workers strike in Los Angeles, California for a minimum wage of $15/hour in 2016.
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Raising the federal minimum wage would ease poverty for some workers, but cost others their job

by Tracey Samuelson Jul 9, 2019
Do possible wage gains matter more than potential job losses?
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi introduces the Raise the Wage Act at an event in January.
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Who still earns the minimum wage in a tight labor market?

by Erika Beras Jul 2, 2019
Some states and several cities and counties are raising their minimum wages this week
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Facing a labor shortage, construction tries to rebrand

by Amy Scott Apr 11, 2019
To recruit more young people, employers talk up technology and higher pay.
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Big companies are raising wages as competition heats up

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 9, 2019
Finding and retaining workers can be a challenge.
The competition for workers is getting fierce. 
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New overtime proposal raises salary threshold to $35,000

by Erika Beras Mar 25, 2019
Three years after a similar, failed Obama administration proposal, the Department of Labor has issued a new proposal that would allow most employees making $35,000 or less to qualify for overtime pay. This time, the proposal is not tied to…
A new proposal to allow most employees making $35,000 or less to qualify for overtime pay comes three years after a similar Obama-administration proposal that failed.
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The upside (and downside) of an automatic raise

by Adrian Ma Jan 10, 2019
Several states automatically increase their minimum wage based on inflation. But is it enough?
Fantasia Pettis, 25, works at a Subway franchise in Cleveland, where she makes Ohio’s minimum wage, $8.55 per hour. “It’s a struggle,” she said when asked if she's getting by.
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Minimum wage hikes to kick in across the U.S.

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 28, 2018
Multiple cities in California, New York and Washington will have a minimum wage at or above $15 an hour in 2019. The minimum wage hikes include legally mandated annual adjustments to keep up with inflation, laws passed by state legislators…
Protesters gathered at a rally for minimum wage in New York City. 
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