Latest Minimum wage News

Jesse Jackson among 39 arrested at sit-in at Sinema's office

Jul. 26, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Civil rights leaders, including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber, were among 39 people arrested Monday after refusing to leave the Phoenix office of Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who has faced unrelenting pressure from liberal activists over her opposition to...

Wisconsin residents push for an increase in minimum wage

Jul. 25, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For 26-year-old Olivia McKnight, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would transform her life. As a full-time Popeyes employee in Milwaukee, McKnight makes $10 an hour. This isn’t nearly enough to support herself and her three children. She...

Georgia city looks at boosting wages for city employees

Jul. 11, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia city is looking into increasing the minimum wage for city employees. Grovetown Mayor Gary Jones said on his Facebook page Thursday that to recruit and retain quality employees, elected officials realize that salaries must be competitive,...

Portland's hazard pay wage won't take effect until Jan. 1

Jul. 06, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine supreme court on Tuesday upheld a judge's decision that an $18-per-hour emergency minimum wage increase in Portland does not go into effect until next year. The court agreed with a Superior Court judge who validated the time-and-a-half...

Nevada minimum wage raises to $8.75 on July 1 under 2019 law

Jul. 01, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's minimum wage is set to increase by 75 cents on Thursday to $8.75 an hour for employees who get health benefits and $9.75 an hour for those who do not. The state's Democratic-controlled Legislature in 2019 passed a law gradually...

Spending, criminal justice highlight legislative session

Jun. 30, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers wrapped up this year' legislative session on Wednesday. Here's a look at some of the highlights: SPENDING Buoyed by rosy revenue forecasts that belied overly pessimistic estimates from early during the...

Arizona Legislature set to send initiative changes to ballot

Jun. 28, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican lawmakers are poised to send two more measures changing the rules for citizen initiatives to the ballot for voter approval, joining another one that was referred to the 2022 ballot on Friday. The measures that were cleared for Senate debate...

Aid for schools, overtime rule were key trade in budget deal

Jun. 28, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A key trade that sealed a budget deal between Gov. Tom Wolf and Republicans who control the Legislature was a $100 million injection of cash into Pennsylvania’s poorest public schools in exchange for the governor backing off a regulatory expansion of eligibility for...

Colorado governor signs farmworker rights and wages law

Jun. 25, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of immigrant farmworkers in Colorado will soon have state minimum wage, overtime and labor organizing rights under a bill signed into law Friday by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. Polis also signed into law a measure to create a state fund to help...

Hospitality group raises minimum wage, eliminates tipping

Jun. 21, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Owners of a group of restaurants, hotels and bars in Eau Claire have eliminated tipping and have raised their minimum wage to $16 an hour. The Pablo Group says it's following a trend that aims to improve pay equity for all employees. ...