“Nineteen states have passed laws blocking local governments from raising the minimum wage above the state level. Some laws, such as Colorado’s, enacted in 1999, have been in place for a long time. However, 11 out of the 19 laws have been enacted since 2013. (There is also some question whether Pennsylvania’s vaguely worded law […]
The D.C. Council unanimously approved a plan to ratchet up the city’s hourly minimum wage to $15 on Tuesday, and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser pledged to sign the measure into law, likely lifting low-income pay rates in the District to among the highest in the nation within four years. The vote marked a victory for […]
From the Washington Post: “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s proposal to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour passed a committee vote Wednesday, setting up a final series of votes on the measure by the D.C. Council this month. The council so far appears likely to keep intact the bulk of Bowser’s plan: […]
Whenever minimum wage increases are proposed on the state or federal level, business groups tend to fight them tooth and nail. But actual opposition may not be as united as the groups’ rhetoric might make it appear, according to internal research conducted by a leading consultant for state chambers of commerce. The survey of 1,000 […]
From Reuters: “A deal has been reached to raise California’s minimum wage, Governor Jerry Brown said on Monday, adding to a wave of minimum wage increases at state level in the United States. In a brief statement, Brown described it as a “landmark deal” and said he would release details at a press conference later […]
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