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Marrero State Rep. bill aims to raise minimum wage to $9

By Kenny Kuhn February 27, 2020 Marrero State Representative Kyle M. Green Jr. wants to raise the state minimum wage to $9 an hour this legislative session with a pre-filed bill. Others have tried to pass bills to raise the minimum wage from its current $7.25 an hour. Some economists believe raising the wage would be disastrous for Louisiana businesses, passing the cost on to the consumer. “It is absolutely true that the cost gets passed on,” says Jim Patterson, Vice President of Government Relations for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. “If you go to states that have a higher minimum wage, the hamburgers there at ...

What to know in New Orleans this week (March 3): Women’s Day workers.. voting info… coronavirus risk … and more

By Gambit Weekly March 2, 2020 Coinciding with International Women’s Day, New Orleans activists will host a march Sunday, March 8, to demand higher wages and better conditions for the city's women, trans and non-binary workers. This will be the second annual International Working Women's Day march in New Orleans. Organized by the New Orleans Peoples Assembly, the march will start at 1 p.m. at Congo Square and end with a rally at City Hall. The New Orleans Hospitality Workers Alliance also will participate. Organizer Angela Kinlaw said 20 speakers will discuss topics including health care, education, worker safety, reproductive rights, ...

Clancy DuBos: Tort reform, wages among the fights brewing in upcoming legislative session

By Clancy DuBos February 28, 2020 State lawmakers will have lots of issues to resolve when they begin their annual session March 9. More than a third of them will be brand new to the process, thanks to term limits and a successful push by conservative forces in last year’s statewide elections to replace white rural Democrats with white Republicans. It remains to be seen how partisan the new Legislature will be. Early talk about working together probably won’t last long. There are too many polarizing issues (and special interests) for it to be otherwise. Here’s a look at some of the issues lawmakers will consider: ... Equal Pay ...