2014 Brings Pay Increases to Minimum Wage Workers

January 2, 2014

Thanks to new legislation taking effect this year, an estimated 2.5 million minimum wage workers in at least 13 states will receive much-needed pay increases in 2014. As wealth inequality continues to grow, these latest pay increases are a step in the right direction. In New York, the minimum wage… Read More»

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D.C. City Council Passes $11.50 Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days for Tipped Workers

December 18, 2013

Both Measures Pass Unanimously, Now Await Mayor Gray’s Signature Yesterday, the D.C. City Council voted unanimously to increase the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour by 2016 and to extend earned sick time to tipped restaurant workers. While voters in the District overwhelmingly support living wage measures, Mayor Gray… Read More»

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D.C. Living Wage Bill Hits Mayor’s Desk

September 3, 2013

Right now, Washington, D.C., residents are waging a mighty struggle to guarantee living wages from the most profitable retailers in their city. Last month, the D.C. Council passed the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA), which would require large businesses in the district to pay a living wage to employees. The… Read More»

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