More Minimum Wage Articles

  • Minimum wage increase hits Senate roadblock

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The pay rate for social workers who help the developmentally disabled has become a roadblock for the minimum wage bill and legislators hope to reach a resolution in a meeting with the governor's staff Thursday. Those service jobs are so demanding that paying near-minimum...

  • O'Malley, Cummings to attend minimum wage rally

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings and Gov. Martin O'Malley will meet with the owner and employees of a Catonsville cafe for a minimum wage rally. The rally starts at 1 p.m. Thursday at Atwater's, a bakery and cafe. The owner, Ned Atwater, pays employees more than the current...

  • Congresswoman wants raise for tipped workers, too

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards hopes Maryland's bill to raise the minimum wage will help inspire a similar increase on the federal level, but she the version that the state House passed hurts tipped workers. That bill keeps tipped workers' base wages at $3.63. It's currently...

  • Maryland Senate workgroup to consider minimum wage bill

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A workgroup from Maryland's Senate Finance Committee is set to take up its minimum wage bill. The measure would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by the 2016 fiscal year. The House passed a similar bill on March 7, but in the House's version, the rate wouldn't...

  • Progressives, Team Obama hit the road to push $10.10 minimum wage

    Since Washington isn’t listening, the president’s team and supporters are hitting the road to build grassroots support for boosting the minimum wage to $10.10.

  • Manhattan Moment: Democrats don't practice what they preach on minimum wage

    Once again, congressional leaders are telling Americans to do as they say, not as they do.

  • Obama signs order to revise overtime pay rules

    President Obama on Thursday unveiled his latest initiative to boost workers' pay, saying he wanted to “restore the common-sense principle behind overtime.”

  • VIDEO: Obama targets expansion of overtime pay

    President Obama signed a memorandum Thursday afternoon directing the Labor Department to adjust its regulations for who qualifies for overtime pay. Currently, salaried employees who make over $455 per week are not required to receive overtime.

  • Sen. Tom Harkin says hearing witnesses can ignore GOP questions

    The Democratic chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee declared Wednesday that cabinet secretaries do not have to answer questions at hearings if they don’t feel like it, the latest breakdown in collegiality. In a politically-charged atmosphere during a...

  • More than 500 economists slam minimum wage hike as a jobs killer

    Five hundred economists, including three Nobel laureates, on Wednesday urged Congress to junk President Obama’s proposal to boost the minimum wage to $10.10, claiming it will cut jobs and raises prices.

  • Obama at Gap: No V-necks for daughters, fears they will 'slip'

    President Obama, on a fundraising field trip to New York City on Tuesday, stopped in at a Gap on 42nd Street to shop for his wife and daughters, confidently telling those around him, "I think the ladies will be impressed by my style sense.” But given a choice to be stylish or prudish, he...

  • President Obama to Congress: It's time to give America a raise

    President Obama says he's hearing from business owners across the country who are voluntarily paying their workers more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

  • Democrats' push for minimum wage hike stalls in Senate

    Democrats have been trumpeting their support for a hefty minimum wage increase in the run-up to November's midterm elections. So why haven’t they taken up legislation in Congress? “"Republicans will again have to choose between standing up for middle-class families and resorting to more...

  • Do most Americans agree with Democrats on the issues?

    According to many experts, Republicans are expected to hold the House and could even take the Senate in November. This seems to be a perplexing turn of events for many in the media. "Poll: Democrats' advantage on key issues is not translating to a midterm-election edge," reads the headline of...

  • Obama takes minimum wage push to Connecticut

    President Obama on Wednesday took his push for raising the federal minimum wage outside the beltway, highlighting efforts by state and business leaders as he urged Congress to act. At an event at Central Connecticut State University, Obama highlighted New England governors who are raising...



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