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Minimum wage increase initiative qualifies in WA city

Jun. 29, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — An initiative to increase the minimum hourly wage in Tukwila, Washington, by more than $3 has qualified for the November ballot. The Seattle Times reports the Raise the Wage Tukwila campaign has submitted enough signatures to qualify for a vote, according to a...

California Senate rejects involuntary servitude amendment

Jun. 23, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal aimed at removing the last remnant of slavery from California law failed to pass the state Senate on Thursday after Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration warned it could cost taxpayers billions of dollars by forcing the state to pay prisoners a $15-per-hour...

Settlement made in migrant workers' crawfish processing suit

Jun. 23, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six migrant workers would share in a total of more than $21,000 in the proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed last year alleging that a Louisiana crawfish processing business underpaid them in violation of minimum wage laws. The proposed settlement was filed this...

Hawaii governor signs $18 minimum wage increase, tax refund

Jun. 22, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Wednesday signed legislation raising the state's minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2028. The $18 minimum would be the highest dollar amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. However, some states automatically boost their...

South Korean truckers end 8-day strike, return to work

Jun. 14, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Truckers in South Korea ended an eight-day strike that caused major disruptions to domestic production and cargo transport, their union and the government announced after negotiations Tuesday. Thousands of truckers joined the nationwide strike, calling for...

Arizona's minimum wage tied to Consumer Price Index changes

Jun. 05, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Concern about the inflation rate is widespread following a jump to a four-decade high earlier this year. In Arizona, rising inflation has an added twist: the state’s minimum wage is now tied to changes in the Consumer Price Index. If prices continue to rise...

German parliament OKs higher minimum wage pledged by Scholz

Jun. 03, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved raising the country's minimum wage to 12 euros ($12.84) per hour, fulfilling a key campaign pledge that Chancellor Olaf Scholz made in the run-up to last year’s election. The nearly 15% increase will take effect on Oct. 1....

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 25, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

The Russian Defense Ministry is promising to open a safe corridor to allow foreign ships to leave Black Sea ports. A separate corridor will be open to allow ships to leave Mariupol by sailing from the port on the Sea of Azov port to the Black Sea. Mikhail Mizintsev, who heads the...

Workers to spilt $600,000 after SC tip pool ruled illegal

May. 15, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A restaurant in South Carolina has been ordered to pay more than $600,000 to nearly 100 workers who were forced to share their tips, the U.S. Department of Labor has ruled. The tip pool at 167 Raw in Charleston was an illegal arrangement that violated the...

Inflation triggers California minimum wage increase in 2023

May. 12, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's minimum wage will jump to $15.50 per hour next year, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration announced Thursday, an increase triggered by soaring inflation that will benefit about 3 million workers. The increase is required by a state law passed in...