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Arizona minimum wage set to increase again in 2022

Sep 20, 2021 By Brandon Brown, Phoenix Business Journal PHOENIX — Arizona’s minimum wage is set to increase again for the fifth straight year in 2022. Starting Jan. 1, employers across the state will have to pay workers at least $12.80 an hour, the Industrial Commission of Arizona announced Thursday. That is up 5.3% from the $12.15 minimum wage in 2021. The increase comes off the back of a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows that the Consumer Price Index rose 5.3% from August 2020 to August 2021. read more

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Where Survival Becomes a Full-Time Job

Sep 16, 2021 By Florian Zandt Even though most of the states in the U.S. have passed their own minimum wage laws, the federal minimum wage remains unchanged at 7.25 U.S. dollars since July 2009. Taking this into consideration, it's no surprise that U.S. residents earning minimum wage on average have to work the longest to simply escape poverty, as our chart indicates. According to the most recent data by the OECD, single adults in the United States need to work 61 hours a week at minimum wage to make it across the poverty line, which the OECD sets at 50 percent of ...

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Why U.S. Workers Are Earning $15 an Hour Without Much of a Fight

September 16, 2021 By Michael Sasso, Bloomberg The push for a $15 federal minimum wage may have stalled in Congress, but Covid-19 is helping steer the U.S. ever closer toward a key objective of labor unions and their allies in the White House and on Capitol Hill. An analysis of jobs posted from spring 2019 to spring 2021 from a sampling of cities shows many service-sector industries crossed above a $15 starting wage during the period, often by significant margins, according to Emsi Burning Glass, an analytics firm that tracks job postings to glean labor market ...

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File FCO Complaint

If you or someone you know may have been discriminated against by an employer or an affordable housing provider because of your past convictions, report these violations by calling 415-554-5192 or email fco@sfgov.org.

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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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