Four states passed steep increases to the minimum wage on Election Day, but three of those ballot initiatives failed to drive opposition against Donald Trump and other candidates skeptical of a federal increase.
Proposed minimum wage increases on the ballot in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington could lead to the loss of some 290,000 jobs, according to a report from the American Action Forum.
Hillary Clinton opened the debate by reiterating her support for hiking the minimum wage on Monday.
A Colorado minimum wage group denied reports that it paid organizers below the $12 minimum wage for which it is campaigning.
Restaurants in the nation’s capital experienced their worst hiring period in 15 years, fueling speculation that wage hikes are reducing employment opportunities.
The $15 minimum wage backed by the Democratic Party will eliminate more than 7 million jobs, according to a new report.
The Democratic Party has adopted the $15 minimum wage on its platform despite presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton’s fears that it will eliminate jobs.
Democrats on Monday released their proposed 2016 platform, which lays out the party’s official principles and policy statements. The party officially endorsed the $15 minimum wage at the center of a long-running union campaign. The wage rate, which is more than double the federal minimum of $7.25, would also apply to tipped workers, such as waiters, who earn $2.13 an hour.
The activist group leading the charge to enact a $12 minimum wage in Maine pays its workers less than that amount.