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Michigan Minimum Wage Increase Praised by Obama

Michigan Minimum Wage Increase Praised by Obama

By Kathy Karadza April 3, 2014

President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Wednesday and praised the state’s ongoing effort to raise minimum wage. Obama addressed a crowd of about 1,400 that included many students. He called for support in …

$11.50 Minimum Wage Increase Approved in Washington $11.50 Minimum Wage Increase Approved in Washington

After nearly a year of protesting and organized demonstrations, fast-food and retail workers have finally received changes that definitely rule in their favor. The Washington City Council announced on Tuesday, Dec. 17, that the decision to raise minimum wage to $11.50 …

$11.50 Minimum Wage For D.C. In 2016 $11.50 Minimum Wage For D.C. In 2016

In the fight to raise America’s minimum wage, no one was probably betting on the state of Maryland to lead the way. In the nation’s capital, the D.C. Council voted to raise the local minimum wage from $8.25 per hour …

$11.50 Minimum Wage: Sound Nice? $11.50 Minimum Wage: Sound Nice?
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Community leaders in Seattle have vocalized desires to raise minimum wage, and now leaders in Maryland have instigated the process to implement policies that increase wages. Presently, the federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 per hour though some states …

Fast Food Workers Across America Continue Strike Fast Food Workers Across America Continue Strike
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Across the United States, fast food workers have been striking in an effort to draw attention to their low wage problem. Minimum wage in America is currently $7.25 an hour. According to fastfoodfoward.org, the website built in support of the …

$10 Minimum Wage to be in California by 2016 $10 Minimum Wage to be in California by 2016
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Reuters reported via NBC News this morning that minimum wage workers in California would see their wages rise a dollar a year from $8 today to $10 in January 2016. California Republicans argued that hiking minimum wages would hurt the …

Fast Food Workers Strike Largest Yet Fast Food Workers Strike Largest Yet
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Fast food workers across 60 US cities staged their planned walkout Thursday and while the day amassed the largest strike yet, actual turnout is yet to be determined. Protest goals involved the right to unionize without employer interference and $15/hr …

Minimum Wage Debate Strikes a Date Minimum Wage Debate Strikes a Date
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August 29 is the day you may want to pack a lunch.  Fast food workers are joining the social media stampede calling for a nationwide strike on August 29, four days before Labor Day.  Demands are for an hourly wage …

$10 Minimum Wage Proposed by Michigan Democrats $10 Minimum Wage Proposed by Michigan Democrats
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Michigan lawmakers are looking to raise their state’s minimum wage as debate heats up across the country over how the current rate and any changes to it would affect workers. The proposed bill looks to set the new minimum wage …

Senator Calls For Minimum Wage Hike Senator Calls For Minimum Wage Hike
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Though the minimum wage in the U.S. has risen in recent years, the current $7.25 per hour minimum wage is still looking sparse when considered next to the rising cost of living in the U.S. Large hikes in the minimum …