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Minimum Wage

  1. the national interest
    Republicans Are Furious Fast-Food Workers Are Getting a RaiseIt’s almost as if they object to any outcome that gives low-wage workers more money.
  2. politics
    What Will Be in the Next Big Democratic Bill?Deciding what can and can’t go into the next budget reconciliation bill will be a real and consequential puzzle for Democrats.
  3. labor
    Florida Becomes Latest State to Pass a $15 Minimum WageIt will be raised annually through 2026 and then adjusted for inflation every year after.
  4. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump Wants to Lower Unemployment Benefits Amid Record UnemploymentThe president has now joined fellow Republicans who want to lower unemployment insurance mid-pandemic and make lower wages acceptable.
  5. coronavirus stimulus
    Senate Republicans Want to Protect Corporations in Any New Stimulus DealWhile calling for a pause in stimulus legislation, Republicans do hear cries for help from corporate leaders, which may make them cut a deal.
  6. vision 2020
    Warren Releases ’Ambitious’ Labor PlanAt a time of cautious optimism for unions in the fight against corporate power and the GOP, Warren and Sanders lead in addressing labor policy.
  7. minimum wage
    A $15 Minimum Wage Would Raise Pay for 27 Million, CBO EstimatesThe Congressional Budget Office also projected that the policy would cost the economy 1.3 million jobs, though that estimate is highly uncertain.
  8. politics
    There’s New Evidence That Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Cost JobsConservatives said that raising the minimum wage would lead to ruin. It hasn’t.
  9. vision 2020
    If Trump Were Smart, He’d Raise the Minimum Wage Before 2020Hiking the wage floor to $10 would earn Trump media praise and “populist” bona fides — without actually hurting the GOP donor class.
  10. labor
    For Low-Wage Workers, the Fight For 15 Movement Has Been a BoonA study found the movement directly led to a $68 billion raise for 22 million low-wage workers, in addition to fueling a broader progressive cause.
  11. 2018 midterms
    Progressives Should Be Encouraged by the Passage of These Ballot MeasuresSeveral red states voted to expand Medicaid and raise the minimum wage on Tuesday. The Democratic Party would be wise to take note.
  12. 2018 midterms
    Six Major Issues to Watch During Midterms — Other Than Who Controls CongressThe main event is the elected officials, but there are lots of important things on the ballot for voters to decide.
  13. amazon
    Why Amazon Raised Its Minimum Wage to $15The move comes in response to a pressure campaign. But it might also be aimed at increasing labor costs for Amazon’s less stable competitors.
  14. economic policy
    Study: Minimum Wage Hikes Are Working As HopedNew research finds that minimum wage increases in six U.S. cities led to higher worker pay — without any negative impact on jobs.
  15. How Bad Was Georgia Republican Karen Handel’s ‘Livable Wage’ Gaffe?In the nation’s most expensive House race, Jon Ossoff’s opponent stepped in it.
  16. The Women’s Strike Can’t Make Room for All WomenThe feminist movement can’t limit its focus to the issues that deeply concern all feminists, because no such issues exist.
  17. Progressives Are Headed for Big Election Day Wins on Wages, Weed, and GunsNo matter who wins the presidency.
  18. Would Clinton Have Supported a $15 Minimum Wage If She Knew She Could Enact It?Leaked emails suggest internal dissension over the minimum-wage proposal HRC later backed. Now it’s quite possible she’ll have a Democratic Congress.
  19. today in donald trump
    Trump Walking Back Tax Plan, Wage Position“Sure, it’s a change. I’m allowed to change.”
  20. Report: Target Employees Will Now Get a $10 Minimum WageThe retail giant is copying its rival Walmart. 
  21. fresh intelligence
    Fresh Intelligence: New York Raises Minimum WageOur roundup of the stories, ideas, and memes you’ll be talking about today.
  22. California Is About to Raise Its Minimum Wage to $15. Is That a Good Thing?The measure will give one-third of the state’s workers a raise. But could it end up hurting the most vulnerable people in California?
  23. flint water crisis
    Flint Residents Protest for $15 Minimum Wage in Face of Water CrisisHundreds rallied outside Sunday’s Democratic debate.
  24. Minimum Wages Go Up Across the Country This Week(Including New York.)
  25. decent pay
    Governor Cuomo to Hike Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour for State Workers Up from $8.75.
  26. minimum wage
    Low-Wage Workers Go on StrikeThe workers want presidential candidates to pay attention. 
  27. city politic
    How Cuomo Came Around on Minimum WageThe governor — with a little help from Vice-President Biden — proposes raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
  28. minimum wage
    It Looks Like Fast-Food Workers in New York City Could Get a Big Raise in 2018The New York State wage board for fast-food workers voted unanimously to raise the minimum wage to $15.
  29. Los Angeles to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020The change makes L.A. the biggest city to do so. 
  30. cuomolot
    Governor Cuomo Proposes Minimum-Wage Hike in New York$11.50 an hour in NYC and $10.50 an hour in the rest of the state.
  31. good things
    Connecticut Becomes First State to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10 an HourThe change will happen incrementally.
  32. the national interest
    The Congressional Budget Office and the Bizarre, Partisan Jobs DebateSuddenly, the budget geeks matter.
  33. no money mo problems
    New York’s Minimum-Wage Increase Starts New Year’s EveTo $8 an hour.
  34. the racie for gracie
    De Blasio to Live on Minimum Wage After Missing Food-Stamp ChallengeHe came in under budget with a Subway sandwich.
  35. no money mo problems
    State Budget Deal Includes Minumum Wage Hike to $9By 2016, just like in Obama’s plan.
  36. 100 person poll
    100-Person Poll: Raising the Minimum WageDo people know what the minimum wage is? What should it be?
  37. no money mo problems
    New Bill Would Make State Minimum Wage Slightly Less Terrible$8.50 an hour.