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1 in 5 veterans would benefit from raising the federal minimum wage to $15

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

By |December 7th, 2017|News Coverage|Comments Off on 1 in 5 veterans would benefit from raising the federal minimum wage to $15

Montgomery Co. [MD] votes to raise minimum wage

http://wtop.com/montgomery-county/2017/01/montgomery-co-votes-to-raise-minimum-wage/

By |January 17th, 2017|News Coverage|Comments Off on Montgomery Co. [MD] votes to raise minimum wage

2016 Election Results

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 of thousands of hard-working Americans with the much needed raises that they need.

In Washington State, voters passed an initiative to raise the minimum wage to $13.50 an hour, which will help lift up workers in a state that has long seen rents rise and wages stay the same. The initiative passed with 59% of the vote

In South Dakota, voters defeated an initiative that would’ve set a lower minimum wage for workers under the age of 18 by an overwhelming 3:1 margin.

Last night’s results show that raising the minimum wage has broad-based bipartisan support, and should be a part of any economic agenda this January.

By |November 9th, 2016|News Coverage|Comments Off on 2016 Election Results

Homestretch: The fight to raise Colorado’s minimum wage. How we got here. What could happen. And what it means.

“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 inflation. Amendment 70 would further mandate that those inflation-tied adjustments only apply when they mean an increase in wages. In the past, when inflation was negative, minimum wage workers saw a pay cut.”

 

More available at: http://www.coloradoindependent.com/162189/amendment-70-colorado-2

By |November 7th, 2016|News Coverage|Comments Off on Homestretch: The fight to raise Colorado’s minimum wage. How we got here. What could happen. And what it means.

Chicago Sun Times: County’s $13 minimum wage puts $15 in sight

“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.

By |October 28th, 2016|News Coverage|Comments Off on Chicago Sun Times: County’s $13 minimum wage puts $15 in sight

Cook County Raises Minimum Wage to $13 an Hour

“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 list of government bodies seeking to help lift people out of poverty by raising the wages of the lowest-paid workers.”

 

More available here

By |October 27th, 2016|News Coverage|Comments Off on Cook County Raises Minimum Wage to $13 an Hour