Minimum wage

Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mark Pryor is doing a delicate dance over congressional Democrats’ upcoming push to boost the federal minimum wage. The Democrat from Republican-leaning Arkansas says he’ll vote against the bill, but on […]


A shopper leaves a Gap store in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

To raise or not to raise wages?

NEW YORK (AP) — Gap’s decision this week to raise the hourly wages of workers at its stores nationwide puts pressure on other major U.S. retailers to do the same. Following Gap’s announcement that it […]


Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Budget office: Wage hike would lift pay, cost jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 […]


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LA council members want $15.37 minimum wage for hotel workers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Three Los Angeles City Council members today called for raising the minimum wage to $15.37 an hour for about 11,000 hotel workers in the city. Council members Mike Bonin, Nury Martinez […]


President Barack Obama winks as he is welcomed before speaking to the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama says immigration, minimum wage top agenda

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that top priorities for Congress should be increasing the minimum wage and overhauling the immigration system, while acknowledging that election year politics could complicate the effort. […]


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Dems hope to force House vote on minimum wage hike

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — House Democrats said Thursday they will try to highlight GOP resistance to a higher minimum wage with a tactical maneuver meant to bring new attention to an issue they consider a […]


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Obama hiking minimum pay for new federal contracts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, the White House said Tuesday. The president will announce the […]


In this Aug. 27, 1997 photo, Ron Unz, poses inside the Las Families Del Pueblo child care center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

Entrepreneur recommends boost of Calif. wages to $12-an-hour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats across the nation are eager to make increasing the minimum wage a defining campaign issue in 2014, but in California a proposal to boost the pay rate to $12 an […]


A McDonald's restaurant sign. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

McDonald’s closes employee website amid criticism

McDonald’s Corp. has shut down a website intended to provide employees with work and life guidance after it generated negative publicity for the fast-food company. The McResource program has been criticized for creating unrealistic budgets […]


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DC Council unanimously approves minimum wage hike

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 […]


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Fast-food protests planned for 100 cities

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 […]


California Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill to raise California minimum wage in Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Brown has put his signature on a bill that will hike California's minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years. The legislation signed Wednesday will raise the current minimum of $8 an hour to $9 on July 1, 2014, and then to $10 on Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Governor signs bill hiking California minimum wage

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 […]





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