Starbucks and Home Depot permanently raising wages

Nov 19, 2020
A growing number of people across the country and the political spectrum support raising the minimum wage. Is this a sign of a bigger shift?
Starbucks is boosting starting salaries to help attract and retain new employees.
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Florida voters approve $15-an-hour minimum wage

Nov 4, 2020
Hourly wages for some 2.5 million workers in the state will rise to $10 next year, then a dollar a year through 2026.
Voters cast their ballots at a fire station in Miami, Florida, on Nov. 3, 2020.
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Investigation finds rehab programs across the U.S. require unpaid labor from clients

Jul 8, 2020
At least 300 rehab facilities in 44 states required unpaid labor from participants, investigators found.
Investigators found rehab participants doing everything from picking cotton in Georgia to doing doing construction on high rises in the San Francisco Bay Area, all with no or little pay.
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Minimum wage rises for some despite business protests

Jul 3, 2020
Some businesses owners struggling with COVID-19 restrictions asked for the pay hike to be delayed.
Members of the Service Employees International Union call for an increased minimum wage.
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Why Target is raising its minimum wage to $15

Jun 17, 2020
The retail giant is boosting its minimum wage $2 per hour, accelerating planned increases. The move may reflect current crises in America as well as expectations of a strong economy.
A view of a Target store in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
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Reform would guarantee minimum wage to all workers with disabilities

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

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

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

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?

Jul 2, 2019
Some states and several cities and counties are raising their minimum wages this week
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