Minimum wage

Los Angeles Unified School District

Minimum wage for some LAUSD workers hits $15

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The minimum wage of nearly 20,000 Los Angeles Unified cafeteria workers, custodians and other school service workers is being raised to $15 an hour. City News Service says the wage hike […]

07/01/2014

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California minimum wage rising to $9 an hour

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour when a new law takes effect on Tuesday and provides workers with the first such increase since 2008. That amount will increase […]

07/01/2014

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Council committee recommends $15.37 minimum wage for some hotel workers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15.37 an hour for some Los Angeles hotel workers won support from a City Council committee today. Under the proposal, the higher wage […]

06/10/2014

A sign that reads "15 Good Work Seattle" is displayed below Seattle City Hall, right, and the Columbia Center building, left, Monday, June 2, 2014, after the Seattle City Council passed a $15 minimum wage measure. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

$15 minimum wage permits few luxuries in US cities

SEATTLE (AP) — A $15 minimum wage like the one adopted in Seattle doesn’t buy many luxuries in most American cities. Lattes, theater tickets and cable television will still be out of reach for most […]

06/03/2014

Rev. Peter Heltzel prays during a rally outside a McDonald's restaurant at the Empire State Plaza concourse on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Fast food workers from around New York state are urging lawmakers to let cities and towns set their own minimum wages. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Protesters target McDonald’s before annual meeting

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are expected to call on McDonald’s to raise pay for its workers outside the company’s headquarters Wednesday. The demonstration comes ahead of the fast-food chain’s annual shareholders […]

05/21/2014

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LA fast food workers on strike today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Fast food workers in Los Angeles joined workers across the country today in walking off their jobs as part of a wave of strikes calling for $15-an-hour wages and the right […]

05/15/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama waves upon his arrival for his three-day visit in Malaysia, at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang, Malaysia, Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Obama pushes again for minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is again encouraging Congress to pass a bill raising the minimum raise to $10.10 an hour. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says increasing the pay for […]

04/26/2014

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Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the […]

04/17/2014

FILE - This April 2, 2014 file photo shows Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, right, accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., left, and others, urging approval for raising the minimum wage, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-paid workers won’t benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently […]

04/16/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Michigan, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich., about his proposal to raise the national minimum wage. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In Michigan, Obama presses for higher minimum wage

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state’s ongoing effort to raise the minimum wage — and to […]

04/02/2014

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo)

Biden says raising minimum wage ‘good for business’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that many restaurant owners support raising the tipped minimum wage for waiters and waitresses, calling the boost in pay “good for business overall.” Boosting the minimum […]

03/26/2014

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Obama to push minimum wage Wednesday in Conn.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to show momentum on a top legislative priority, President Barack Obama is appearing next week with Northeastern governors who back his push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an […]

03/01/2014

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