2 results for tag: stay-at-home order


As Ohio Stays Home, Minimum Wage Ballot Organizers Sue To Extend SignatureDeadline

By Nick Evans March 31, 2020 Organizers trying to put a minimum wage measure on November’s statewide ballot are hoping a Franklin County judge will grant an extension on the July 1 deadline for gathering signatures, amid a statewide stay-at-home order. Organizers of the "Raise The Wage" amendment are asking for three things: more time to collect signatures, the ability for voters to sign petitions online, and fewer total signatures to make the November ballot. The proposed amendment would increase the minimum wage every year to eventually reach $13 an hour by 2025. In February, the group won approval from the Ohio Ballot Board to begin ...

1.3M low-income earners in Georgia likely to be hit hardest by COVID-19 fallout

By Nyamekye Daniel | The Center Square Mar 23, 2020 (The Center Square) – Low-wage workers and the hospitality industry likely will face the biggest hits amid the COVID-19 outbreak, according to several reports. With social distancing orders in place, many hotels, bars, clubs and restaurants have been forced to close their doors and or layoff workers. Daily unemployment claims in Georgia have surpassed weekly numbers, state labor officials have said. About 104,000 of the 256,000 hotel-supported jobs in Georgia are projected to be cut because of the health crisis, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association. The Brookings ...