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Lawmakers propose raising Wisconsin’s minimum wage to $15 an hour

By Juliana Tornabene, Published: Jun. 17, 2021 MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Two lawmakers from Madison have introduced legislation Thursday to raise the Wisconsin’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. State Sen. Melissa Agard (D-Madison) and State Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) introduced the legislation as a part of a broader package. It would initially raise the wage from $7.25 to $10.15 an hour, then it would rise to $15 a year later. Read more

City of Wichita raises minimum wage for new employees to $15, plans to also raise it for current employees

By Eli Higgins for Kake May 27, 2021 Like most industries, the City of Wichita has found itself in a very competitive labor market during the pandemic, making it hard to find help. But after pledging a big change to its minimum wage, city leaders are hoping to fix that. "If you work for the city, and you show up every single day to help our city get better, then you deserve to not live in poverty," said Mayor Brandon Whipple. Higher minimum wage is something Whipple has long pushed for in his political career, and was again at the center of attention at the city's budget meeting Tuesday. "We definitely can afford this. Why not invest in the ...

CT nursing home workers postpone planned strikes

By: Susan Haigh for The Bulletin May 14, 2021 Unionized nursing home workers agreed to postpone strikes planned for Friday at 26 facilities across Connecticut after Gov. Ned Lamont's administration reached an agreement with union leaders and nursing homes operators that includes $267 million in state funds to help pay for historic wage increases. The workers including nurses, nurses aides, housekeeping staff and laundry workers have threatened to walk out over what they call poverty-level wages and dangerously low staffing levels. Lamont announced during a COVID-19 briefing with reporters Thursday afternoon that his administration had reached a ...

Chipotle increasing hourly minimum wage to $15

By Cherryh Cansler for Fast Casual May 10, 2021 All Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant workers will earn $15 per hour by June, as well as have a chance to become a "restaurateur," the chain's highest general manager position. The average compensation for that role is $100,000, according to a company press release. "Chipotle is committed to providing industry-leading benefits and accelerated growth opportunities, and we hope to attract even more talent by showcasing the potential income that can be achieved in a few short years," Marissa Andrada, chief diversity, inclusion and people officer, said in the release. "We're looking for people who are ...

Dañado en Tránsito

28 de abril de 2021 Meizhu Lui A veces, nuestros paquetes tienen un tránsito difícil. Los paquetes más pesados pueden aplastar a los más delicados o algo que enviamos podría caerse y romperse en un piso de concreto. Las cajas pueden llegar rasgadas, las esquinas rotas. Solo podemos esperar que las partes internas no se hayan roto más allá de la reparación. Los migrantes mexicanos también soportan un tránsito difícil. Sabemos del daño físico: la sed, el hambre, las ampollas en los pies, las palizas, las violaciones. Pero los migrantes también enfrentan traumas internos invisibles, el daño que hace que la vida humana normal sea ...