By Justin Steale
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan last week unveiled legislation she said would guarantee ride-hailing drivers are paid at least the city's minimum wage plus reasonable expenses. Durkan said she intends to transmit the ...more
By Elisabeth Buchwald
July 25, 2020
A $15-an-hour federal minimum wage has long been on many Democratic lawmakers’ wish lists. They could have the chance to cross that goal off their lists come November with former Vice President ...more
By Aimee Picchi
July 24, 2020
It's been 11 years since the last federal minimum wage hike, the longest span the baseline wage has gone without an increase since it began in 1938.
Since the last federal minimum wage hike — to ...more
By Brian Myszkowski
July 24, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf is on a mission to raise the pay rate for Pennsylvania workers, calling attention to a minimum wage that has remained stagnant for 11 years as of Friday.
Since July 24, 2009, the ...more
By Annalisa Burgos
July 27, 2020
People receiving unemployment insurance will start to see smaller checks next week. Unless both the U.S. House and Senate work out details of a new stimulus package before the scheduled recess on ...more
By Eric Ravenscraft June 5, 2019
If you ask a dozen lawmakers what constitutes a “living wage,” you’ll get a dozen answers. Where does the term come from? And is it even accurate?
The term “living wage” gets thrown around ...more
By Peter Geharty
April 22, 2020
The coronavirus may have closed businesses and left owners and workers feeling uneasy about their future, but those working in this city on minimum wage are still on track to get a raise.
By Viktoria Hallikaar
April 21, 2020
As essential workers continue keeping our nation afloat a toll is being taken on them.
Long hours, close contact with others, and a risk for catching the virus are all things they have to ...more
By Laura Krantz
April 14, 2020
After pressure from desperately understaffed nursing homes, state officials on Tuesday said they will soon grant the facilities permission to boost some workers’ pay by 25 percent amid the COVID-19 ...more
By Thomas MacDonald
April 15, 2020
Minimum wage earners are about to get a little boost. In a press release Wednesday morning, the Minister of Labour, Employment, and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet, confirmed that the Quebec minimum ...more