Minimum wage

FILE - In this May 21, 2018, file photo, Alicia Renee Farris, front right, campaign chair of the Michigan One Fair Wage group, speaks in support of raising Michigan's minimum wage to $12 an hour in front of the Secretary of State building in Lansing, Mich. Michigan Republicans may stymie a pair of fall ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave by adopting a new tactic: pass the laws themselves, then change them later. Organizers of the ballot drives call it an underhanded effort to thwart the will of hundreds of thousands of people who signed their petitions. (AP Photo/Alice Yin, File)
September 01, 2018 - 10:12 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans may use a new tactic to stymie a pair of ballot initiatives that would raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave: adopt the laws themselves ahead of the November election, then change those measures later. The unprecedented strategy is being...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Emanuel's campaign said in a tweet that thousands of new jobs have been added and thousands of people are no longer living in poverty since the city required private businesses to increase the minimum wage paid to workers every year starting in 2015. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
August 28, 2018 - 3:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign said in a tweet that thousands of new jobs have been added and thousands of people are no longer living in poverty since the city required private businesses to increase the minimum wage paid to workers every year starting in 2015. Emanuel's...
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August 27, 2018 - 12:09 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The proposed contract Walt Disney World's unionized workers will vote on next week would increase the starting minimum wage by at least 46 percent over three years to $15 an hour, while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks to a group of supporters at her Columbia Democratic Party headquarters in Columbia, Mo. Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hike Missouri's minimum wage will boost support for McCaskill's re-election, a seat Republicans are targeting as a top opportunity to insulate their Senate majority. (Hunter Dyke/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP, File)
August 21, 2018 - 12:47 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hike Missouri's minimum wage will boost support for Sen. Claire McCaskill's re-election, a seat Republicans are targeting as a top opportunity to insulate their Senate majority. The proposal would gradually raise the state's current $7...
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A butcher pushes beef ribs to sell at Las Pulgas market in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Venezuelans are bracing for a 3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage on Monday, leaving one butcher contemplating firing some of his six employees just to stay in business, and the introduction of a new currency that lops five zeros off the country’s fast-depreciating bills. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
August 19, 2018 - 2:20 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Residents across Venezuela's capital spent a nervous weekend bracing for dramatic measures that President Nicolas Maduro has announced to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage. The changes start to kick in Monday...
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SIPA USA
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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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser pauses during a news conference in Washington. On June 19, 2018, Bowser was Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 19, 2018 - 11:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. Voters on Tuesday also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser pauses during a news conference in Washington. On June 19, 2018, Bowser was Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 19, 2018 - 9:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office. Voters also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser pauses during a news conference in Washington. On June 19, 2018, Bowser was Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 19, 2018 - 8:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Washington, D.C. (all times EDT): 9:28 p.m. Washington, D.C., voters have approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the way restaurants and bars pay tipped employees. With 90 percent of the vote reported Tuesday night, Initiative 77 had...
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June 19, 2018 - 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., passes ballot initiative that would eliminate 2-tiered minimum wage for tipped employees.
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