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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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What’s At Stake Nov. 5th: Fight For $15

By Cindy - October 24, 2019 With just 12 days left until the general election, now is the time to give everything you’ve got, to leave it all on the field. To help keep you motivated and focused, we’re running a quick series we’re calling “What’s At Stake Nov. 5th” highlighting a handful of reasons this election is so critically important to Virginians. Around two million workers in Virginia are paid by the hour. Virginia’s minimum wage is set at the federal minimum–$7.25 an hour. While 29 states have a state minimum that is higher than the federal ...

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Dallas County to Implement $15 Minimum Wage

By Nic Garcia  |  THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Like many local governments nationwide pushing to lift the minimum wage in the absence of a national increase, Dallas County, Texas, approves $15 per hour for its county workforce. Dallas County will be among the few local governments in Texas to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for its employees after the Commissioners Court approved its budget Tuesday. The 4-1 budget vote, which included the raises, capped a multi-year undertaking by County Judge Clay Jenkins, who has pushed for the county to raise its ...

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