Latest Minimum wage News

German candidates clash over tax, minimum wage in close race

Sep. 19, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The three candidates bidding to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor clashed over taxes and pocketbook issues in a third televised debate Sunday a week before the election. Social Democrat Olaf Scholz, the leader in the polls, fended off...

3 minimum-wage jobs needed to make rent in Tampa Bay area

Sep. 12, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

Rent increases across Tampa Bay this year aren’t just breaking records. They’re obliterating them. As of late August, asking rents for apartments have increased since the beginning of the year by 21.7 percent, according to data from CoStar Group, a real estate data...

PNC to raise base wages to $18 an hour, latest bank to do so

Aug. 30, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — PNC Bank is the latest large U.S. financial services company to increase wages in a bid to keep and attract employees, raising its minimum wage to $18 an hour while also giving higher-paid workers a bump in pay. The bank said Monday that the wage...

Marchers compare deadly coal battle to Manchin's wage stance

Aug. 26, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A grassroots group on Thursday recalled the centennial of a deadly fight to organize West Virginia coal miners in urging Sen. Joe Manchin to support higher wages and better voting protections. Members of the Poor People’s Campaign invoked the...

Wichita council sets $15 minimum hourly wage for employees

Aug. 25, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Full-time city employees in Wichita will be paid a minimum of $15 an hour, as part of a $670 million budget approved by the City Council. Wichita officials had earlier predicted the city would face a $10 million to $11 million shortfall because of...

Tulane: lowest staff wage moving to $15/hour, student to $10

Aug. 20, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A major private university in New Orleans is raising its minimum wage for staff to $15 an hour, and for students to $10 an hour. Tulane University's pay increases will be effective Oct. 1, the school said in a news release Friday. ...

Ballot campaign seeks to raise Nebraska minimum wage to $15

Aug. 09, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of Nebraska advocacy groups and state senators announced a new ballot drive Monday to raise Nebraska's minimum wage to $15 an hour, up from the current $9 an hour that voters approved through a similar ballot initiative in 2014. Raise the...

Morgan State University announces wage changes

Aug. 04, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Morgan State University has announced new wages this week, including a $15 minimum wage for hourly workers and a plan to convert contractual employees to full-time wages with benefits. The Baltimore Sun reports that the changes go into effect Wednesday....

Connecticut minimum wage increases to $13 an hour on Sunday

Jul. 29, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Minimum wage earners in Connecticut are poised to get a raise. Beginning Sunday, the state's current $12 an hour rate will increase to $13 an hour. It's the latest step toward gradually increasing the rate to $15 an hour. The...

$15 wage becoming a norm as employers struggle to fill jobs

Jul. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The signs and banners are dotted along suburban commercial strips and hanging in shop windows and restaurants, evidence of a new desperation among America's service-industry employers: “Now Hiring, $15 an hour.” It is hardly the official federal...