WASHINGTON (AP) – The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation’s highest. The vote by the 13-member council follows a national […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions would […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calling it a “matter of justice,” Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature on a bill that will hike California’s minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years, making it one […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a final flurry of action, state lawmakers approved bills to boost California’s minimum wage, grant driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally and address the state’s overcrowded prisons. Many of […]
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Workers earning minimum wage in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose are getting a $2-per-hour raise thanks to a group of university students’ efforts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour and boost it annually to keep pace with inflation is already getting a trial run. In Washington state, workers earn at least $9.19 an hour, the highest minimum in the country.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of workers are set to get a pay raise to start 2013, as 10 states increase their minimum wage. Washington state will again lead the way Tuesday, raising its starting salary to $9.19 an hour.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Federal labor investigators cited 10 garment companies in the downtown Fashion District for underpaying workers and failing to keep adequate records, it was announced today.
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is being slapped with a lawsuit that claims that the world’s largest retailer and its staffing agencies broke federal minimum wage and overtime laws by requiring temporary workers […]
(AP) – Federal labor officials say they’re cracking down on sweatshop conditions in parts of Southern California’s garment industry to protect workers and educate employers. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis says a multi-year enforcement initiative […]