Minimum wage

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Jeff Katz
February 12, 2020 - 2:52 pm
Virginia Democrats passed a bill that will ban the sale of "assault weapons." And they won't stop there. Read more below.
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Tom Steyer
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Jeff Katz
February 11, 2020 - 11:24 am
Tom Steyer says he will raise minimum wage to $22 per hour if elected president. Read more below.
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August 23, 2019 - 2:29 pm
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Trump administration is opposing Washington state's effort to make a privately run, for-profit immigration detention center pay detainees minimum wage for the work they do. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued The GEO Group in 2017,...
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Jeff Katz
July 31, 2019 - 11:07 am
During coverage of the Democratic debates Tuesday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper got into an argument over extreme socialist policies. It was during this argument that Sanders bragged to Jake Tapper that he's "help lead that effort" to raise the minimum wage...
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Jeff Katz
July 23, 2019 - 12:36 pm
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came under fire last week after it was reported that his own campaign staffers were complaining they were receiving "poverty wages." Over the weekend, Sanders announced that his campaign will be paying staffers $15 an hour, but they will also be cutting hours to...
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Jeff Katz
July 19, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been one of the leading voices behind the push for a $15 minimum wage, but he might want to concern himself with paying his own campaign workers a fair wage first. According to Fox News, campaign employees for Sanders have complained about low wages and are using his...
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Jeff Katz
July 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election. Even though the bill has little chance of passing the...
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Jeff Katz
July 19, 2019 - 10:56 am
You know those times in a restaurant when you struggle to calculate the tip? Well, it turns out, you're probably racist for tipping in the first place. An article in Poilitico Magazine argued for a $15 minimum wage by claiming that the alternative, tipping, actually has a "racist" history. The...
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Jeff Katz
July 09, 2019 - 4:33 pm
A new report from the Congressional Budget Office, raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour could cost more than one million Americans their jobs. Supporters of the bill have noted that it would bring about one million Americans out of poverty, but at the cost of those one million jobs. To...
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FILE - This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows dollar bills in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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May 20, 2019 - 12:52 pm
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity...
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