04/23/14 06:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has formally adopted a plan to raise wages for workers at its New York and New Jersey airports. The agency operates JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports in addition to smaller airports in both states. In recent months it had...
By Logan Porter and Luke Rosiak | 04/23/14 05:39 AM
Construction workers at companies doing work for the federal government are paid as much as three times what their peers outside of government get for the same work, a Washington Examiner review of federal statistics found.
By Manuel Valdes | 04/21/14 08:17 AM
As the drumbeat for a $15 an hour minimum wage in Seattle grew louder last year following the election of a Socialist City Councilmember and a new mayor, the business community remained fairly quiet.
04/18/14 04:30 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In a plan approved by the legislature, full-time minimum-wage workers in Maryland will ultimately make about $875 less annually than they would have under the governor's proposed timetable, an economic analyst said. Legislators voted last week to have Maryland's minimum...
04/16/14 03:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. That's because more than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the hourly minimum, currently $7.25. Those exclusions run from some workers with...
By Bailey Elise McBride | 04/15/14 08:39 AM
Cities across Oklahoma are now prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin.
04/14/14 06:45 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation's lowest rates to among the highest. At a ceremony in the Capitol's Rotunda,...
04/14/14 05:00 PM
SEATTLE (AP) — A group seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage filed paperwork on Monday for a voter measure that would amend the Seattle charter, a move aiming to increase pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council to pass an increase without exemptions or delays. The group known as 15 Now...
04/10/14 08:00 PM
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Thursday said legislative passage of a bill to raise Alaska's minimum wage would guarantee that wages go up, while the outcome of a similar ballot initiative would be dependent on the whim of votes. Chenault, R-Nikiski, said most lawmakers...
04/09/14 02:35 PM
Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler praised the Maryland General Assembly on Monday for giving final approval to legislation that will increase the state’s minimum wage. The law will increase Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 by...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/09/14 12:39 PM
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic bill that would have required companies to prove that wage discrepancies are not based on gender. The "Paycheck Fairness Act," is a key measure in the Democratic agenda, which lawmakers admit has little chance of passing but believe will...
By Paul Bedard | 04/07/14 12:19 PM
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV's recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama's legacy....
By Brian Witte | 04/07/14 11:23 AM
The House of Delegates voted 87-47 Monday to give final approval to increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January.
04/06/14 01:00 PM
Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents' tradition of exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy they directly control.
04/04/14 02:45 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate advanced a measure to raise the state's minimum wage on Friday, paving the way for a vote as soon as this weekend. The Senate rejected 17 proposed changes to the bill, as supporters tried to make it go further to help low-income workers and opponents...
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