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This Saturday: The Fight for $15 National Convention in Richmond

 

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Washington Post: So far, the Seattle minimum-wage increase is doing what it’s supposed to do

“In April 2015, the city raised its minimum wage from around $9.50 to $11, on the way to $15 an hour by 2017 (for employers with 500 or more employees and certain other employers; the minimum wage for most Seattle businesses rose to $10 in April 2015, and $15 will not go into effect for all Seattle businesses until 2021). The pay of affected workers went up almost 12 percent, compared to a 5 percent increase for workers in nearby, similar places that weren’t bound by the increase. The study’s authors concluded that the increase raised the pay of affected workers by seven percentage points more than might otherwise have occurred.”

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The Nation:  Florida Has Not Held an Employer Responsible for Violating the Minimum Wage Since 2011

“Despite such complaints, Bondi’s public comments have given the impression that wage theft in Florida is not a problem in need of robust solutions. In a statement provided to me in February for a separate article—Bondi’s office did not respond to more than a dozen requests for comment on this story—a spokesperson for the office seemed to suggest that wage theft is a minor issue, with the bulk of claims coming from workers being paid mere cents below the minimum wage. And most, the spokesperson suggested, can simply be fixed by giving employers reminders to comply with the law.”

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By |July 13th, 2016|News Coverage|Comments Off on The Nation:  Florida Has Not Held an Employer Responsible for Violating the Minimum Wage Since 2011

Trump on the Minimum Wage

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UC Berkeley: Low Wages Cost U.S. Taxpayers $152.8 Billion Each Year in Public Support for Working Families

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Cleveland $15 Minimum Wage Heading to the November Ballot

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