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Senator Gillibrand Pushing for $10.10 Federal Minimum Wage

March 19, 2013, 1:23 pm

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is working on getting a $10.10 federal minimum wage

$22 Minimum Wage Reflects Productivity, Says U.S. Senator

March 19, 2013, 8:31 am

A $22 minimum wage would reflect increases in worker productivity in the United States since the 1960s, says Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Minimum wage in the United [...]

John Liu’s Minimum Wage Proposal a ‘Dead Loser’

March 1, 2013, 8:54 pm

City Comptroller John Liu’s pitch to raise the minimum wage in New York City to $11.50 per hour was deemed a “dead loser” by a spokesman for a leading small business [...]

John Liu’s Impossible Minimum Wage Promise

March 1, 2013, 6:14 pm

City Comptroller John Liu seemed to have brought a lot of supporters to a mayoral panel Thursday night in Harlem that focused on low income New Yorkers.

Labor Unions State Their Case

March 1, 2013, 12:24 am

With a minimum wage hike on the table at the national and state level, workers rights have become a contentious issue in 2013.

NY State Officials Press for Minimum Wage Increase

February 27, 2013, 1:33 am

Almost 1 million workers in New York would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage, which should increase from $7.25 to $9.00, according to a new report by the state Assembly.

Glimmer of Hope for Low-Wage Workers

February 14, 2013, 6:00 am

Raising the minimum wage is a good start, but worker advocacy groups and candidates would like to see more done to improve the working conditions of a growing class of [...]

Full-Time Minimum Wages Still Below Poverty Line

August 21, 2012, 12:59 am

The manager of a drycleaners in Brooklyn nods toward the minimum wage poster taped right next to the front desk. “We pay all employees what we’re supposed to, $7.25 by [...]

Underpaying Workers Results in Jail Time

July 17, 2012, 6:20 pm

An employer was sentenced to jail time and probation for underpaying his workers, the second time Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman secured a sentence for the crime in [...]

Mayor’s Prevailing Wage Veto Overridden

May 15, 2012, 9:45 pm

The City Council passed a bill Tuesday that will increase wages for “building service employees” that receive financial assistance from the city.


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