New Jersey could become the third state to adopt a $15 minimum wage backed by labor unions and activists.
The Washington, D.C., City Council passed a measure to raise the minimum wage to $15 for hourly employees on Tuesday and increased the tipped wage to $5 an hour.
Nearly half of Washington, D.C. employers said they have either laid off employees or reduced the hours of employees to adapt to the District of Columbia’s minimum wage hikes since 2014, according to a report from the Employment Policies Institute.
Supporters of California’s $15 minimum wage are now working to increase the threshold on government services, despite their previous insistence that higher wages would save taxpayers money.
Ted Strickland, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate, on Wednesday encouraged Ohioans to apply for the state Democratic Party’s unpaid, often full-time summer fellowships, despite having made “fair wages” and a federal minimum wage increase a cornerstone of his campaign.
Former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi warned against raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, arguing that the shift would hamper the entry-level job experience needed for career advancement.
The Fight for $15 campaign, a movement that advocates for a $15-an-hour minimum wage, will soon vote to join the Service Employees International Union.
Fast-food chain Wendy’s has said that they will be introducing more self-serve kiosks at their restaurants due to minimum wage hikes and the need to offer higher wages to get better employees, leading to higher costs on the restaurants for staffing.
Minimum wage policies may have played a role in the significant jump in unemployment and imprisonment among young men, according to a new report.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump says he is now considering raising the minimum wage, despite previous statements saying he opposed it, according to an interview with CNN on Wednesday.