Here are 6 ways a new report devastates the $15 minimum wage

Opinion 07/11/19, 16:10

Just in time for next week’s likely House vote on a federal $15 minimum wage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has come out with a caustic report on the consequences of the policy. The report confirms what even liberal economists caution: A $15 minimum ...

Julian Castro joins McDonald’s strikers in North Carolina

U.S. 05/23/19, 10:37

Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers' efforts to raise the minimum wage and secure other protections.Nearly all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have expressed ...

Germany to introduce minimum wage for apprentices

Europe 05/15/19, 05:24

Germany is introducing a minimum wage for apprentices, a move likely to raise the income of tens of thousands of young people.Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet on Wednesday approved draft legislation that will see minimum pay for apprentices of 515 euros ...

Hickenlooper proposing staggered federal minimum wage hikes

Politics 04/26/19, 17:05

Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper is proposing a $15 federal minimum wage — with a twist. Rather than unilaterally hiking the wage to $15, the former Colorado governor proposes phasing in the increases depending on an area's cost of living. The ...

Bank of America raising hourly minimum wage to $20

Business 04/09/19, 12:29

Bank of America plans to raise its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, the bank said Tuesday, starting with a hike next month.The company, with more than 200,000 workers, said it is raising its minimum hourly ...

Google to require benefits, minimum wage for contractors

Tech 04/02/19, 18:02

Google said Tuesday it will require staffing companies it works with to pay workers at least $15 an hour and give them health benefits.The company has faced pushback from employees and contract workers for paying contractors less than full-time employees.Google ...

Maryland becomes sixth state to approve $15 minimum wage

Sports 03/28/19, 14:00

Maryland became the sixth state in the nation on Thursday to approve a gradual minimum wage increase to $15 an hour.The Maryland General Assembly, which has a supermajority of Democrats, overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to ...

GOP lawmakers ask Michigan court to rule on lame-duck laws

Business 02/20/19, 17:50

Seeking to avoid a lengthy legal fight, Republican lawmakers on Wednesday asked the Michigan Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of their unprecedented strategy to preemptively approve citizen-initiated minimum wage increases and paid sick leave requirements and then water ...

Update: House sends $15 minimum wage to Gov. Pritzker

Business 02/14/19, 17:31

The Latest on action in the General Assembly on a minimum wage increase (all times local):4:30 p.m.A $15-an-hour minimum wage is headed to Gov. J.B. Pritzker after the House approved the six-year plan.Thursday's 69-41 vote in the House almost guarantees ...

Update: House floor vote on $15 minimum wage next

Business 02/13/19, 18:07

The Latest on action in the Illinois General Assembly on a proposed minimum-wage increase (all times local):5:10 p.m.An Illinois House committee has approved a plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 over six years.The Democratic-controlled Labor and Commerce Committee's ...

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