More Minimum Wage Articles

  • Biden pushes $10.10 minimum wage at D.C. restaurant that pays $3.77 an hour

    Vice President Joe Biden, the point man for boosting the minimum wage to $10.10, on Wednesday took his campaign to a Washington, D.C., landmark, the Florida Avenue Grill, which pays its workers a minimum wage to tipped employees of $3.77. That is above the federally required $2.13 hourly wage...

  • Pressure rises as Minnesota wage talks resume

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Amid rising labor union pressure, public negotiations resumed Tuesday on efforts to raise Minnesota's nation-trailing minimum wage for the first time in almost a decade. A House-Senate conference committee held an 11-minute hearing, its first public session since early...

  • White House: Women most in need of minimum wage increase

    Looking to ratchet up pressure on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, the White House in a new report Wednesday argued that increasing such payments to $10.10 an hour would prove even more beneficial to women than men. Obama and congressional Democrats are using the minimum wage as a...

  • EXography: Federal workers make up to twice as much as others doing same job

    Across the country, employees of companies with federal contracts make up to twice what others doing the same work in the region make, dramatically increasing the costs to taxpayers, a Washington Examiner analysis found.

  • Sick leave bill crowded out by minimum wage effort

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Chairmen of two legislative committees say efforts to raise the minimum wage have crowded out the bill that would require employers to offer paid sick leave. Sen. Thomas Middleton, a Charles County Democrat and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Monday he...

  • How Republicans can make inroads with black voters

    Recently, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time -- and, above all, some serious thought -- into how to go about...

  • Minimum wage increase clears Conn. committee

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill pushed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017 has cleared a key legislative hurdle. The Democratic-controlled Appropriations Committee on Monday approved the bill 24-to-17, with the legislature's minority...

  • AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka challenges Heritage's Jim DeMint to debate minimum wage

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has challenged Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint to a public debate on the merits of raising the minimum wage. Heritage says it would be happy to debate but would send the foundation's senior labor policy analyst, James Sherk, instead. The AFL-CIO has...

  • President Obama's overtime pay gambit

    If you take an economics course, you may learn about the different events that can cause an increase in workers' pay. The demand for the product a worker makes may rise, causing the demand for workers to go up. The supply of workers may decline, causing employers to bid up wages to keep the ones...

  • Obama official in Maine to urge minimum wage hike

    A member of President Barack Obama's administration is traveling to Maine to support a Democratic plan to raise the federal minimum wage.

  • Virginia's General Assembly returning for special session

    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to propose a 2 percent raise for state employees when lawmakers return to Richmond on Monday for a special session in which they will try to pass a roughly $96 billion two-year budget.

  • Lt. Gov. to promote minimum wage in Randallstown

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown plans to promote the minimum wage hike at a Randallstown church. Brown will meet with Bishop Dennis Madden, along with dozens of other faith leaders, minimum wage workers and bill advocates, at the Union Bethel AME church. The rally is set for 9...

  • Conservatives ought to know better than to support a minimum-wage hike

    Conservatives traditionally have regarded minimum-wage laws with skepticism -- and for good reason. Attempts by government to interfere with market forces in setting wages rarely work out as intended. But a group of conservative pundits and activists recently joined President Obama and others on...

  • Minimum wage bill passes Illinois Senate committee

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A plan to make Illinois' minimum wage the highest in the nation is heading to the Senate floor, but it could still see some changes before it's called for a vote. Legislation to raise the wage from $8.25 to $10.65 per hour over a three-year period passed a Senate...

  • Massachusetts minimum wage bill hits delay at Statehouse

    BOSTON — Efforts to raise the state's minimum wage have hit a snag. On Thursday, a House committee had been expected to formally unveil a bill that would increase the hourly wage from $8 to $10.50 over three years while overhauling the state's unemployment insurance system. Instead, the...



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