4 results for tag: higher minimum wage


Minimum-wage hike step in the right direction, but $15 would be better, say workers

Provincial government has promised a series of increases to bring the wage to $12.65 by October 2021 CBC News · Posted: Feb 24, 2020 The provincial government's recent promise to give the wage a bump the minimum wage to $12.65 an hour over the next year and a half still won't be enough, people who earn the figure tell CBC News. "I think we need a living wage, not an increase to minimum wage," said Shane Pope, a social work student at Memorial University who holds a part-time job as a barista. "If my fiancé wasn't working, we wouldn't do it. Not with $800 a month in rent, and then your lights is top notch and then your groceries," a woman ...

Minimum wage increases fueling faster wage growth for those at the bottom

Andrew Van Dam and Rachel Siegel January 2, 2020 The United States’ lowest-paid workers are seeing their paychecks rise at the fastest pace in more than a decade. Slow wage growth has plagued the economy ever since jobs started coming back after the Great Recession. But that has been changing, with wages rising at all levels and especially for those at the bottom. The Trump White House and Washington policymakers have touted the tight labor market as the main engine driving gains for the working class, but a Washington Post analysis of Labor Department data suggests that paychecks also grew because of a nationwide movement of rising minimum ...

Vermont lawmakers return Tuesday promising quick action on key legislation

By Stewart Ledbetter Jan 6, 2020 Vermont lawmakers return to the Statehouse Tuesday for the second half of the biennium. In the opening days of 2020, the House and Senate will consider compromise legislation to raise the state minimum wage and establish mandatory paid family leave benefits for all workers. Democrats are considering a mandatory leave program funded through a small payroll tax on all Vermont employees. "Everyone agrees we need to move quickly on these bills and come to a resolution on them so Vermonters can begin to see the benefits of having the flexibility to take care of a family member, new baby, a sick parent and our ...

Most employers will begin paying a higher minimum wage Jan. 1, 2020

November 26, 2019 Nearly all employers in California will begin paying their employees a higher minimum wage — either the new state or local minimum wage, whichever is higher — in the new year. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the state minimum wage for employers with 25 or fewer employees will increase to $12 per hour from the current $11, and the state minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees will increase to $13 per hour from the current $12. But employers of every size must pay the local minimum wage in the employer’s place of business if it is higher than the state minimum wage. Minimum wages or “living wages” are rising ...