Tag Archives: minimum wage

Sinema Gives Bouncy Thumbs-Down To $15 Wage

The Arizona Republic reports: The only thing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema wants to give Arizonans and the nation is “cake.” Forget the $15-an-hour wage or clearing the way for immigration and election reform. Sinema apparently just wants the little people to eat cake. She literally carried a cake to the Senate when she voted against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposal to keep …

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Setback For Democrats On $15 Minimum Wage

NBC News reports: A ruling in the Senate late on Thursday dealt a severe blow to Democrats’ hopes of raising the minimum wage in the Covid-19 relief package, probably dooming the proposal in the legislation that is headed for a vote in Congress. The parliamentarian, the in-house referee, ruled that the provision was not compliant with rules governing the budget …

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Romney, Cotton Push $10 Minimum Wage By 2025

The Hill reports: Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Tuesday rolled out proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour over four years and tighten enforcement on hiring undocumented workers. “For millions of Americans, the rising cost of living has made it harder to make ends meet, but the federal minimum wage has not been …

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Romney Bill Ties Minimum Wage To Hiring Of “Illegals”

NBC News reports: As Democrats try to plot a way forward to raise the minimum wage to $15-an-hour, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, announced Tuesday that he’s working on a separate bill to increase the long stagnant minimum wage while “ensuring businesses cannot hire illegal immigrants.” Romney said he’s working on the bill with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and it also …

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FL Bill Excludes Felons From Minimum Wage Raise

Click Orlando reports: Florida’s minimum wage is set to hit $15 per hour by 2026, but not everyone in the state will see that money if one Republican state senator gets his way. Sen. Jeff Brandes, of St. Petersburg, filed a proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution on Wednesday. The proposal from Brandes, who serves as chair of the Judiciary Committee, …

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House Approves $15 Federal Minimum Wage By 2025 But McConnell Likely To Block Bill’s Hearing In Senate

The Washington Post reports: The House passed a bill Thursday that would raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade — but there’s little chance the measure will be taken up in the Republican-controlled Senate. The House vote was 231-199. Three Republicans — Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Francis Rooney of Florida and Chris Smith of New …

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Dems Advance Bill For $15 Federal Minimum Wage

Axios reports: The House Committee on Education and Labor voted along party lines Wednesday to advance a bill raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2024. Democrats argue the bill would provide wage hikes to nearly 40 million Americans. Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to bring the legislation to the House floor for a vote, where it will …

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Fox Guest Star Parker: Abolish The Minimum Wage

“Wages are negotiated between the person working and the person offering a job. But what we’ve done as a society is said nope, government should interject itself into the market of that, and so instead of people saying ‘let me get in that first rung and prove to this employer that I can do really good so that somebody else …

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New Jersey To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 By 2024

The New Jersey Advance reports: New Jersey’s Democratic governor and legislative leaders have reached a highly anticipated agreement to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour for most workers by 2024. Under the deal, many workers would see their wages rise gradually to a $15 an hour, though some, including those employed by small businesses with five or …

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MICHIGAN: Republicans Gut Minimum Wage And Sick Leave Requirements In Lame Duck Session [VIDEO]

The Detroit Free Press reports: Amid a day of protests by hundreds of people across the Capitol on bills that change voter-approved ballot proposals and expand the authority of the Republican-controlled Legislature, the GOP voted to gut proposals to raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour and require employers to provide sick time for employees. Protesters filled the rotunda …

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Amazon Raises Minimum Wage To $15/Hour

CNBC reports: Amazon announced Tuesday it’s raising the minimum wage for all U.S. employees to $15, effective next month. The new minimum wage will benefit more than 250,000 Amazon employees — including part-time and temporary employees — as well as another 100,000 seasonal employees, the company said. Some employees who already make $15 per hour will also see a pay …

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Millionaire Fox Business Host Suggests He’ll Tip Food Servers Less If Their Minimum Wage Goes Up [VIDEO]

Josh Delk reports: Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney suggested Wednesday that he will tip restaurant servers less if the minimum wage goes up. “If I walk into a restaurant, and I know that the waiter or waitress is making $15 an hour, way more than they used to make the previous year, I’m going to think, ‘wait a minute, …

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Bernie Wins Concessions In Democratic Platform: Minimum Wage, Death Penalty, Social Security

A draft version of the 2016 Democratic National Committee platform has been released with several new items pushed strongly by Bernie Sanders. The Hill reports: The platform explicitly calls for a $15 minimum wage, a position long espoused by Sanders. “Democrats believe that the current minimum wage is a starvation wage and must be increased to a living wage,” the …

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Wendy’s Restaurants To Roll Out Self-Serve Kiosks To Cut Staffing Hours Due To Rise In Minimum Wage

Investor’s Business Daily reports: Wendy’s said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages. It will be up to franchisees whether to deploy the labor-saving technology, but Wendy’s President Todd Penegor did note that some franchise locations …

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Bernie Sanders Comforts Weeping Woman After Her Story About Living On Minimum Wage [VIDEO]

The Sun-Times reports: A crowd at a Bernie Sanders’ event in Iowa Monday witnessed a woman break down in tears as she described what life is like living on just $12,000 a year, prompting the senator to try to console the emotional woman. At the event in Iowa Falls, the Vermont senator asked the crowd if anyone knew what it …

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SEATTLE: Gay Mayor Ed Murray Reaches Labor Deal For $15/Hour Minimum Wage

Openly gay Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has struck a deal with local labor groups that could result in a $15/hour minimum wage, which would be the highest in the nation. Via the Associated Press: The mayor’s proposal gives businesses with more than 500 employees nationally at least three years to phase in the increase. Those providing health insurance will have …

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Obama Issues Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage For Federal Workers

Via the Associated Press: Obama is speaking at a White House event where he’ll sign an executive order increasing the minimum hourly wage for federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10. He first announced the measure during his State of the Union address. Because the measure applies only to new contracts, the White House says it will affect just a few …

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Teabaggers Mock The Poor As Fast Food Employees Strike For A Liveable Wage

Some restaurant workers are striking today for a liveable wage and teabaggers are responding at the Twitter hashtag #EatFast where they are posting mocking photos of themselves gorging on fast food.

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On Yesterday’s Fast Food Strike

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