Democratic Executive Isiah Leggett of Montgomery County, Maryland signed legislation Monday that requires a $15-an-hour minimum wage for businesses in the next few years, despite opposition from local business owners and the county’s Chamber of Commerce.
One of the top labor figures in the Fight for $15 minimum wage campaign on Monday resigned from his senior position at the Service Employees International Union amid complaints about his sexual conduct toward staffers.
The Service Employees International Union has suspended Executive Vice President Scott Courtney after questions arose about his sexual conduct that may have violated the union’s ethics and anti-nepotism policies.
The restaurant chain President Barack Obama once hailed for paying high entry-level wages is opening a store staffed by robots, rather than human cashiers.
The decision to increase the minimum wage in Seattle may be leading to less hygienic restaurants in the city, according to a working paper from a group of economists.
Both Democratic policy proposals and attacks on President Donald Trump are falling flat with voters heading into 2018, with a new report bluntly stating “none of it is working.”
The Fight for 15 movement garnered headlines nationwide with demonstrations calling for a $15 minimum wage, but those protests appeared to have petered out in 2017, just four years after its launch, according to a report.
Montgomery County in Maryland would lose tens of thousands of jobs if it raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to a study released by the county’s government on Tuesday.
Newly published emails reveal that the Seattle mayor’s office coordinated with academics and a union public relations firm to rush a study purporting to downplay job and wage losses associated with a $15 minimum wage.