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Wal-Mart announced it will increase wages to $10 an hour by this time next year.

Employees take on the Wal-Mart wage increase

Feb 19, 2015
Wal-Mart announced a mass raise today to some 500,000 employees.
Posted In: Walmart, minimum wage, employees
President Barack Obama speaks in Washington, D.C. about a failed procedural vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

The accidental origin of the $15 minimum-wage movement

Jan 30, 2015
Push to unionize workers in tiny town outside Seattle ignites a national cause.
Posted In: minimum wage, local economy, local government
Fast food and health care workers, and their supporters, march on Dec. 4 in Los Angeles to demand the minimum wage be increased to $15 per hour.

The leap not taken: Wage growth

Jan 23, 2015
Why haven't wage growth caught up to job growth?
Posted In: minimum wage, wage growth, wage stagnation, Taxes, Wealth and Poverty
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

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