02/26/14 02:15 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — More than 20 Democrats in Maryland's legislature are calling on their colleagues to get the minimum wage increase bills to the House and Senate floor as soon as possible. Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 is now pending in the...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/26/14 12:18 PM
Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal explained how his state has outperformed what he calls President Obama's "minimum-wage economy," in a summary that might be viewed simply as a governor bragging about his record except for the likelihood that he tries to take this platform national in the...
By Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 02/25/14 06:19 PM
As President Obama pushes to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, supporters continue to mischaracterize its effects. Despite a Congressional Budget Office report showing that 500,000 low-skilled people could lose their jobs by 2016 due to a higher minimum wage, some insist that...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/25/14 04:47 PM
The Senate will delay action on legislation to raise the minimum wage even as House Democrats plan to spotlight their support for a wage increase by trying to force the House Republican majority to bring a measure to a floor vote.
By Bloomberg News | 02/25/14 02:05 PM
The Senate probably will delay until late March a vote on a proposal to raise the U.S. minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, said bill sponsor Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat. The delay until senators return March 24 from a week-long break provides more time for labor unions to organize support...
02/25/14 01:11 PM
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By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:07 AM
The chief of one of the largest Native American tribes in the country has announced that the tribe is raising its minimum wage. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed an executive order last week raising the minimum wage for tribal employees to $9.50 over the next two years.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 04:36 PM
President Obama says hardworking Americans deserve a vote in Congress on a minimum raise hike.
By Brian Hughes | 02/21/14 12:08 PM
President Obama turned to Democratic governors on Friday in an effort to convince Congress to raise the minimum wage, a centerpiece of the White House's economic blueprint for 2014. “This is not just good policy, it also happens to be good politics,” the president said at a Democratic...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/21/14 11:34 AM
With spring approaching, the snow is finally thawing in Washington. But lawmakers are hunkering down, ready to hibernate in the Capitol for the next eight months, doing as little as possible as a critical election nears. Congress is notorious for its inactivity in election years, and 2014...
02/20/14 07:00 PM
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 will set the minimum wage for workers at $9 an hour this year and $10 an hour in 2015, big...
By Susan Montoya Bryan | 02/20/14 08:16 AM
A proposal that would let voters decide whether to boost the state's minimum wage beginning next year failed to garner enough support despite hours of debate Wednesday night that centered on New Mexico's working poor.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/19/14 08:28 PM
President Obama on Wednesday praised Gap, Inc., after the clothing retailer announced that they would raise their employees' minimum wage. “In my State of the Union Address, I asked more businesses to do what they can to raise their employees’ wages,” Obama said in a statement. “Today,...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/19/14 03:59 PM
The White House on Wednesday downplayed criticism that they had unfairly attacked a Congressional Budget Office report on the minimum wage, insisting that they were “not going after” the nonpartisan agency.
By Terence Jeffrey | 02/19/14 10:57 AM
In his weekly address last Saturday, President Obama described his proposal to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour in language suggesting this would not be a tax increase.
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