Latest Minimum wage News

EU Parliament adopts new bloc-wide rules on minimum wages

Sep. 14, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers on Wednesday adopted new legislation aimed at guaranteeing “decent” minimum wages for workers across the 27-nation bloc. The vote — with 505 in favor, 92 against and 44 abstentions — came as inflation and skyrocketing energy bills...

Flagstaff increasing its minimum wage to $16.80 per hour

Sep. 13, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Flagstaff is increasing its minimum wage to $16.80 per hour starting Jan. 1, a raise of $1.30. Voters passed a minimum wage act in November 2016 that stipulated the city’s minimum wage would be increased annually by the increase in the cost of...

Hard Rock spends $100M to raise pay for non-tipped US staff

Sep. 12, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hard Rock International, the global gambling, entertainment and hospitality company, said Monday it is spending over $100 million to give significant raises to 10,000 non-tipped workers, most of them in the U.S. The raises, which include an immediate...

Minimum wage, voter ID measures to appear on November ballot

Sep. 06, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Proposals requiring a photo ID to vote and to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour will appear on the November ballot, Nebraska’s top elections official confirmed Tuesday. The Nebraska Secretary of State office announced in a news release that it...

California lawmakers approve landmark fast food workers bill

Aug. 29, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday approved a nation-leading measure that would give more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, over the objections of restaurant owners who warn it would drive up consumers' costs. The bill will...

California weighs rules giving fast food workers more power

Aug. 27, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Since she came to California from Mexico 24 years ago, Maria Bernal has been supporting her family by often working two jobs at fast food restaurants. But she says she wound up living in a small Kia with her two youngest children, then ages 3 and 15, for...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 19, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. August 14, 2022. Editorial: State must take action on housing needs If there’s one lesson to take from the past two legislative cycles, it’s that Connecticut’s suburbs aren’t going to change unless they’re pushed. In...

States boost child care money as congressional effort stalls

Jul. 31, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Difficulties in finding affordable child care cost Enoshja Ruffin her job three years ago. The mother of six was let go from her position as a counselor for kids with cerebral palsy after she missed three shifts because she had trouble finding babysitters. After...

Judge strikes 2018 GOP effort to attack minimum wage hike

Jul. 19, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An effort by Republicans in the Michigan Legislature to weaken minimum wage and sick leave laws was declared unconstitutional Tuesday. A judge on the Court of Claims threw out changes made late in 2018 as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder was near the end of his...

Major League Baseball to pay $185 million to settle lawsuit by minor leaguers alleging violation of minimum wage laws

Jul. 15, 2022 19:09 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major League Baseball to pay $185 million to settle lawsuit by minor leaguers alleging violation of minimum wage laws.