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Minimum wage workers can’t afford rent anywhere in America

By Anna Bahney, Published: Jul. 15, 2021 Housing has become so expensive in the United States that the typical minimum wage worker cannot afford rent, according to a new report. There is no state, county or city in the country where a full-time, minimum-wage worker working 40 hours a week can afford a two-bedroom rental, a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition showed. Read more

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San Francisco’s minimum wage just went up

By Tristi Rodrigreuz, Published: Jul. 1, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — The minimum wage for all workers in the City and County of San Francisco increased to $16.32 per hour as of Thursday. Read more

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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, ...

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Women’s History Month is the right time to raise the minimum wage

By: Ben Jealous for the St. Louis American, Tues March 14, 2021 It is time for a maximum push for a new minimum wage.  The federal minimum wage has not budged for more than a decade. But the cost of living keeps rising. So, low-income people fall further and further behind. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would lift millions of working people out of poverty. This is especially true for families headed by women, especially Black women, who are disproportionately clustered in minimum-wage jobs. ...

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House bill would exempt private school workers from making minimum wage

By Sean Na / Feb 25, 2020 JEFFERSON CITY — A Republican lawmaker wants to pass a bill that would exempt religious private schools from having to pay their hourly waged workers at least the Missouri minimum wage. Several Democrats oppose the bill, with one of them calling it “offensive” and “ridiculous.” People work at private schools because they want to serve students, said state Rep. Tim Remole, R-Exello, the main sponsor of House Bill 1559. Forcing the schools to pay at least minimum wage to their employees would impose a financial burden and force ...

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