17 results for tag: $15 minimum wage


California City Weighs Joining Neighbors with $15 Minimum Wage

By Christine Pulfrey February 27, 2020 A $15 minimum wage ordinance is expected to be adopted March 9 by San Carlos, Calif., which would join more than 20 neighboring locations with similar wages. If approved by the city council, the proposed ordinance would establish a $15 minimum wage that would take effect July 1, 2020. The wage would be reviewed in subsequent years for inflation-related adjustments. The ordinance was introduced Feb. 24 and was unanimously supported by the city council. A second reading, scheduled for March 9, is required before the ordinance is adopted, the city clerk said. Nearby Hayward and Half Moon Bay each ...

Wisconsin Center District Announces $15 per hour minimum wage for employees

By TMJ4 The Wisconsin Center District has announced a $15 per hour minimum wage for its employees. The new wage will be effective July 1, 2020. Those currently making up to $18.50 per hour will also receive no less than a $1.50 per hour raise. The Wisconsin Center District owns and operates the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, the Wisconsin Center, and the Miller High Life Theatre. Read More

Big Island, Maui Lawmakers Push to Raise Proposed Minimum Wage

By Big Island Now February 26, 2020 A Big Island senator pledged to donate thousands of dollars of his own salary to charity until lawmakers raise the minimum wage to at least $15. The pledge comes after Hawai‘i lawmakers passed House Bill 2541 in House Committee on Labor & Public Employment and the Committee on Finance, which increases the minimum wage incrementally to $13 an hour by 2024. The bill now moves to the full House for second reading. Sen. Russell Ruderman along with Maui Rep. Tina Wildberger (D-Kihei, Wailea, Makena), both small business owners on their islands, believe the bill could do better. The difference between $13 an ...

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer backs $15 federal minimum wage at event

By Darcy Costello February 28, 2020 Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Wednesday that there "absolutely" should be a federal minimum wage hike, calling $15 an hour a starting point. "Are we talking about the ability for our citizens to just survive? Or do we want to create conditions where people can thrive?" Fischer said, at a Washington Post panel event with other officials from across the country. "We're a long way from thriving." The stance is an interesting one, given that Louisville had its own debate about the minimum wage during Fischer's time in office — when he expressed concern that $10.10 an hour was too high a wage. Read ...

Fight for $15 ‘Gives Me Hope’: How Low-Wage Workers Rose Up Against Stagnant Pay: NPR

By Alyna Selyukh February 26, 2020 Kim Thomas felt drawn to being a home health aide after caring for her own ailing mother. Human dignity, she says, can be simple, like a bath and a favorite snack. When Thomas first started visiting homes to care for patients, she made $7 an hour. That was in North Carolina about 16 years ago. Her pay inched up over time, to $10.50. To try to make ends meet, she sometimes would work through the night, dozing in patients' homes. That's when Thomas, 55, discovered and joined the Fight for $15 movement, which had galvanized workers around the U.S. to march and rally for higher pay. Initially, in 2012, it ...