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Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna.

Aetna raises its minimum wage.... Who's next?

Jan 13, 2015
Don't expect other companies to quickly follow Aetna on the wage front. The move is strategic.
Posted In: Aetna, minimum wage, health insurance, labor market
Clerks prepare the fish counter at a Whole Foods Market in New York City

Redefining the definition of a workweek

Jan 8, 2015
Republicans want a 40-hour standard for insurance eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: minimum wage, work week, full time, 40 hours, Affordable Care Act
 A clerk rings up a sale at a Target  in Chicago. One worker Marketplace spoke with said the wage increase would help him buy groceries.

Ringing in the new year with a pay raise

Jan 1, 2015
More than 20 states raise their minimum wages, so millions of workers get a bump in pay this year.
Posted In: minimum wage, families, cutting hours
An uncut sheet of $10 bills.

Wage rises for new federal contractors

Jan 1, 2015
Raise to $10.10 per hour was promised in last year's State of the Union.
Posted In: minimum wage, ten dollars, State of the Union
A Wal-Mart greeter waits to welcome customers to a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Bowling Green, Ohio.

New minimum wage laws bring Walmart pay raises

Dec 25, 2014
More money in the pockets of Walmart employees could also help the retailer.
Posted In: Walmart, minimum wage, low-wage workers
Activists protest in March outside of a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California.

Millions are paid less than minimum wage, study says

Dec 4, 2014
Between 3.5 and 6.5 percent of workers are making less than they should.
Posted In: minimum wage, wage theft

The fight for higher wages is strong on Black Friday

Nov 28, 2014
Black Friday may be known as one of the busiest shopping days, but it’s also one of the biggest protest days.
Posted In: wages, minimum wage, Black Friday, protest

The numbers for November 5, 2014

Nov 5, 2014
Republicans enjoyed a decisive midterm victory, and markets are up.
Posted In: midterm elections, Uber, minimum wage

Voters decide U.S. minimum wage landscape for 2015

Nov 5, 2014
Voters in four states voted to increase the minimum wage.
Posted In: minimum wage, 2014 elections, ballot initiatives, Congress

Wal-Mart draws criticism for its new dress code

Sep 12, 2014
The retailer's employees complain about the cost of new clothes.
Posted In: Walmart, dress code, employees, minimum wage

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