More Minimum Wage Articles

  • Md. Senate advances minimum wage increase

    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...

  • Md. Senate advances minimum wage hike

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to raise Maryland's minimum wage has moved a step further. The Senate gave initial approval to the bill Friday, after rejecting amendments supporters said could have jeopardized the measure's passage in the House of Delegates. A Senate vote could come as soon...

  • Obama spotlights minimum wage in university town

    Will the minimum-wage issue drive Democrats to the polls next November?

  • 18 Democrats join GOP to restore 40-hour work week under Obamacare

    Facing withering pressure to stick with the president and block any GOP effort to change Obamacare, 18 Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans Thursday in replacing the 30-hour work week with the traditional 40 hours, a major boost to small businesses. Voting 248-179, the House passed...

  • The '77 cents for every dollar' lie --- and why President Obama keeps telling it

    A quick way to kill debate is to accuse your political adversary of "lying." Still, it's hard to figure out what else propels President Obama to falsely assert, yet again, that employers rip off female employees by paying them 23 cents less per dollar than men -- for doing the same work.

  • Examiner Editorial: Obama wants to give America a raise --- at the expense of business

    President Obama and the rest of the Democrats are barnstorming across the nation to talk about the raising the minimum wage. What better way to deal with the president's low poll ratings than by trying to change the subject to something that polls well for his party? There’s another reason...

  • Real fight on minimum wage is among Senate Democrats

    As President Obama pitched a federal minimum wage increase in Michigan on Wednesday, Senate Democrats were divided over it, pushing off for a third time a planned vote on legislation that would have increased the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over three years.

  • 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 accuse Republicans who oppose that step in Michigan and in Congress of standing in the way of...

  • VIDEO: Senate Dems and GOP weigh in on jobs and minimum wage

    Senate leaders on both sides stressed the importance of getting Americans out of poverty. Some suggested raising the minimum wage, while others tout their job-creation plans.

  • Obama mocks GOP message on minimum wage as 'Get off my lawn'

    Obama, traveling to Michigan to push Congress to raise the minimum wage, said conservatives dismissed the proposal because they believed it helped only young people.

  • No. 2 Senate Dem says minimum wage talks possible

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's second-ranking Democrat says he'd be open to negotiating a compromise if Republicans block Democrats' efforts to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says Democrats' goal remains a $10.10 minimum wage. In the coming days,...

  • German Cabinet approves national minimum wage

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved a national minimum wage for Germany on Wednesday, guaranteeing workers at least 8.50 euros per hour ($11.75) starting next year. German wages had for decades been left to trade unions and business groups to establish for regions or...

  • Further look at minimum wage polls finds support broad but shallow

    President Obama and the rest of the Democrats are pushing the minimum wage hike issue hard this week -- and why wouldn't they? It is one of the few issues they have right now that polls really well, with most surveys finding upwards of 60 percent to 70 percent of people backing it. Surely that...

  • Minimum wage value falling but fairness is debated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal minimum wage has been below what's needed to keep a family of three out of poverty since 1980. It's also well shy of the peak of its buying power almost half a century ago. Is the current $7.25 hourly minimum fair? Is now the time to raise it, and if so, by how...

  • Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The head of the state's largest labor union say his organization would oppose any moves by lawmakers to raise the minimum wage ahead of a ballot measure. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/iFwMUj) Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami spoke to lawmakers Saturday...



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