Minimum wage

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David Blake
April 02, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Is there a good chance for passage of a minimum wage boost in the next legislative session? Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards wants an increase, but the argument always faces a rough ride, and this time should be no different. Several other states and cities have already raised their minimum...
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March 12, 2019 - 6:20 pm
(WWL.com) -- Community activists are calling on lawmakers to pass a law allowing local governments the right to set their own minimum wages. Step Up Louisiana member Pamela Bourgeois says such a move would empower local municipalities to raise the 7.25 minimum, and reinvigorate their economies by...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 photo, Dawn Casale, founder of One Girl Cookies, poses for photos in her shop in the Dumbo neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants New York to become the first place in the 50 states to make private businesses provide time off with pay. Employees at Casale's bakery get paid time off after five years, or if they're managers; others can arrange unpaid vacation, she said. "I would love to be able to provide vacation time to my employees ... but the reality of it is not whether or not we want to give it — it's whether we can give it," said Casale. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 03, 2019 - 7:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over whether New York City should make a pioneering move to require paid vacation has both sides saying: Give me a break. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants New York to become the first place in the 50 states to make private businesses provide time off with pay . He casts the idea...
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Illinois state Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, testifies before the Labor and Commerce Committee Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 on his proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. (AP Photo/John O'Connor )
February 14, 2019 - 6:54 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois legislators moved quickly Thursday to deliver one of new Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's top campaign promises, a gradual hike in the statewide minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 an hour — more than double the pay floor that most of its Midwestern neighbors require...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9. 2018 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks during a news conference at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters in Chicago. Her campaign's claim, made on Twitter and on Facebook last week, says, "Toni Preckwinkle is the only mayoral candidate who has a plan to raise Chicago's minimum wage to $15." It's true that Preckwinkle has a detailed plan to raise the minimum wage — and fast. However, her claim ignores the city's existing law, which already guarantees the minimum wage will eventually reach $15 an hour. (Colin Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
February 14, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Illinois lawmakers are poised to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, but that hasn't stopped one of the leading candidates for Chicago mayor from pushing for a faster path to that level. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, a top contender in a crowded field to replace...
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In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 photo, Laquesha Russell, a 36-year-old home health care worker who makes $10.78 an hour, speaks during an interview as she shops for groceries for her four children in Springfield, Ill. Nearly a quarter of workers in Illinois would see their pay almost double under a proposal nearing final approval in the Legislature, but inflation will take a huge bite by the time the state's minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in 2025. Business owners complain that the phase-in is too fast. But Russell said, "it's going to be a long process to get up to $15." (AP Photo/John O’Connor)
February 12, 2019 - 4:55 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly a quarter of workers in Illinois would see their pay almost double under a proposal nearing final approval in the Legislature, but inflation will take a huge bite by the time the state's minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in 2025. The statewide pay floor has remained...
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker gives his opening remarks along with Illinois State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, left, on Senate Bill 1, a bill sponsored by Lightford to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, after it passed the Illinois Senate during a press conference in the governor's office at the Illinois state Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 4:12 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly a quarter of workers in Illinois would see their pay almost double under a proposal nearing final approval in the Legislature, but inflation will take a huge bite by the time the state's minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in 2025. The statewide pay floor has remained...
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker gives his opening remarks along with Illinois State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, left, on Senate Bill 1, a bill sponsored by Lightford to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, after it passed the Illinois Senate during a press conference in the governor's office at the Illinois state Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 3:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly a quarter of workers in Illinois would see their pay almost double under a proposal nearing final approval in the Legislature, but inflation will take a huge bite by the time the state's minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in 2025. The statewide pay floor has remained...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, photo, attorneys, from left, David Seligman, Nina DiSalvo and Alexander Hood of Denver's Towards Justice are shown outside the organization's office east of downtown Denver. In a deal filed Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in federal court in Denver, the companies that brought workers from around the globe to provide low-cost child care for American families have offered $65.5-million to settle a class-action lawsuit with nearly 100,000 au pairs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 10, 2019 - 6:04 pm
DENVER (AP) — A proposed $65.5 million settlement for low-paid child care workers from around the world would be divided up under a formula after a judge decides whether the agreement is fair, a conclusion that could take several months to reach. The deal, filed in Denver federal court Wednesday ,...
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