1 in 5 veterans would benefit from raising the federal minimum wage to $15: Workers at the federal minimum wage are paid less today than during the Vietnam War
Montgomery Co. votes to raise minimum wage
In five states last night, the minimum wage was on the ballot. And in five states last night, the minimum wage won. In Arizona, Colorado and Maine, voters approved measures that would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour. Each measure passed by at least 9% of the total vote. This will provide tens […]
“Voters at polling centers across Colorado will soon be deciding on Amendment 70, a measure that would alter the state constitution to increase the minimum wage from the current $8.31 per hour by yearly 90-cent increments to $12 in 2020. In 2020, it will be fixed at $12, except for yearly adjustments to account for […]
“That $15 minimum wage no longer seems so far out of reach, not even for those workers still stuck at the Illinois state minimum of $8.25 an hour. At some point in the not so distant future, it will happen.” More available here.
“The Cook County Board voted Wednesday to gradually raise the minimum wage to $13 by July 2020, following the legislation’s approval Tuesday by the board’s Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. The move, which comes more than a year after Chicago implemented the first phase of a minimum wage increase, adds Cook County to the growing […]