3 results for tag: Rhode Island

States, Employees Examine Wages

By Vending Market Watch February 17, 2020 Pushes for pay increases continue as more and more states have considered legislation to raise their minimum wages, including Vermont, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and Rhode Island, to varying results. Ranstad US released a report last month detailing American workers' perception of their wages of the Randstad 2020 U.S. Compensation Insights survey. About 1,200 employed adults participate in the survey, which Dynata conducted in August and September 2019 on behalf of Randstad. Read More

Legislation advances to raise Rhode Island’s minimum wage

By Rachel Thatcher February 14, 2020 Rhode Island appears poised to raise the state’s minimum wage. The state House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday night to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour on Oct. 1. The hourly rate is currently set at $10.50. The state Senate approved a bill last week to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour on Oct. 1 and Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has said that she wants to raise the minimum wage. Rhode Island’s minimum wage has been $10.50 since Jan. 1, 2019, which is lower than the hourly rates in neighboring Massachusetts and Connecticut. Read More

Religious leaders ask politicians to work to reduce poverty

By Jennifer McDermott, Jan. 7, 2020 Religious leaders in Rhode Island asked the state’s politicians Tuesday to pass bills this year to address poverty. Members of the Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty marched to the Statehouse and gathered in the rotunda, prior to the opening of the new legislative session. Rabbi Michelle Dardashti, of Brown University, said the coalition reflects the diversity of the state and its members went to the Statehouse “to remind elected officials and ourselves of a responsibility toward the most vulnerable.” Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and Democratic Senate President Dominick Ruggerio ...