living wage

David Blake
August 14, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Some big changes are brewing in the fast food industry. McDonald's today announced plans today to spend $114 million dollars upgrading their stores across Louisiana. The changes will include more push-button ordering and special kiosks, meaning fewer employees will be necessary. UNO Business...
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March 27, 2018 - 9:48 am
( A bill to raise the minimum wage will be up for a vote before the full senate today. The legislation would boost the minimum wage to 8.50 an hour by 2020, and was a campaign trial promise for Governor John Bel Edwards. Edwards says paying the current minimum wage just isn’t right. “I don’...
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May 24, 2017 - 4:56 pm
( -- A measure that would raise the minimum wage to $8 an hour beginning on July 1st of 2018 was killed by the Senate Finance Committee for a second consecutive year. The bill is by New Orleans Senator Troy Carter who says raising the minimum wage will benefit the state as a whole. “The...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 18, 2017 - 4:24 pm
On Wednesday, the Louisiana Senate Labor Committee approved a bill by a 4-2 vote. What would that bill do, you ask? It would raise the minimum wage here in the Bayou State. State Senator Troy Carter authored the bill, and I spoke to him about the legislation. “It's been many years since we've had...
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