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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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