4 results for tag: raising minimum wage


‘Shame on us’ Labor & Industry secretary says of Pa.’s stalled minimum wage

By Cassie Miller Embarrassing. That’s the one word that Pennsylvania Labor & Industry Secretary Gerard Oleksiak and his top deputy used Wednesday to describe Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, which has been mired at $7.25 an hour for more than a decade. The two Wolf administration officials made the case for a wage hike during the agency’s annual budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee. They told the Republican-controlled panel that the Legislature’s lack of movement on the issue has been “frustrating.” The Labor & Industry Department is currently spending slightly more than $80 million, according to data from the ...

New Brunswick’s minimum wage to increase in April

By Aya Al-Hakim February 19, 2020 The provincial government has announced Wednesday that the minimum wage will increase to $11.70 per hour on April 1, from the current rate of $11.50 per hour. “Our government is committed to energizing the private sector and creating the environment that our businesses need to succeed,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder. “We have established predictable minimum wage increases to benefit both employers and employees. This allows New Brunswick businesses to be better prepared for increases when they occur.” The minimum wage rate is indexed to New Brunswick...

Guest View: Raise minimum wage to help NH families, economy

By Donna Soucy Jan 28, 2020 Any person working full time should be able to provide for themselves and their family. That is why I have introduced SB 410, my 8th piece of legislation aimed at raising New Hampshire’s minimum wage. I have been fighting for a living wage for Granite Staters since I was first elected to the Senate in 2012. SB 410 is designed to increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage over the course of the next two years. The first raise would be to $10 in 2021 and then $12 in 2022. Last session, I introduced SB 10 which would have raised New Hampshire’s minimum wage gradually to $12. Despite support from the House and the ...

State-required minimum wage in Westchester going up

By Peter Katz December 6, 2019 The minimum wage required to be paid under New York state law by businesses in Westchester goes up to $13 per hour as planned on Dec. 31, as a Dec. 4 report by the Division of the Budget found that scheduled minimum wage increases have not negatively impacted the state’s economy. Annual reports on the impact on the economy of increasing the minimum hourly wage were mandated when the $15 minimum wage law was put into effect. The increase from the current $12 per hour to $13 in Westchester is part of a schedule that phases-in increases on a regional basis. Outside of New York City, Long Island and Westchester, ...