Minimum Wage Balderdash -> Proposed ballot question would hike Massachusetts’ minimum wage to $15

Minimum Wage Balderdash -> Proposed ballot question would hike Massachusetts’ minimum wage to $15

A petition launched today would let Massachusetts voters decide about a higher minimum wage and required paid leave. The “Raise Up Massachusetts” coalition has started collecting signatures for the two proposed 2018 ballot questions. Massachusetts …
BOSTON — Proposed questions being offered for next year’s state ballot would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and guarantee that workers have access to paid family and medical leave from their employers. Raise Up Massachusetts, a …
Nearly four months since Calumet City voters overwhelmingly supported a nonbinding ballot referendum in favor of a minimum wage increase, residents are frustrated with the city council’s recent decision …
Proposed questions being offered for next year’s state ballot would gradually raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts to $15 an hour and require that workers have access to paid family and medical …
The taoiseach has slapped down John Halligan after the junior jobs minister called for the national minium wage to be at least €13 an hour. Mr Halligan described the forthcoming 30c increase to …
The public hearings on Ontario’s proposed minimum-wage hike, which wrapped up last week, produced predictable clashes. Unions and social-justice advocates pointed out, among other things, …
Raise Up Massachusetts on Monday kicked off its signature-gathering campaign to get paid family and medical leave and a $15-an-hour minimum wage on the November 2018 ballot. The coalition of community, labor, and religious groups has to collect at least …
Proposed questions being offered for next year’s state ballot would gradually raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts to $15 an hour and require that workers have access to paid family and medical …
The number of Cook County municipalities that have opted out of both ordinances has climbed to …
Labour Minister Kevin Flynn told a Fergus grocer concerned about rapid increases in the minimum wagethat most “decent, law-abiding Ontario businesses will be largely unaffected” by the …
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KATHMANDU, July 31: Journalists have bemoaned for not getting minimum wage of the last fiscal year. At a program organized by Nepal Press Union in honour of newly-appointed Information and Communications Minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet, the journalists made …
The controversy over Seattle’s $15 per hour minimum wage continues. To recap, in 2015, Seattle’s council raised the minimum wage from $9.47 to $11 per hour in 2015. A further increase to $13 per …
Newly published emails reveal that the Seattle mayor’s office coordinated with academics and a union public relations firm to rush a study purporting to downplay job and wage losses associated with a …
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on proposed ballot questions calling for an increase in the minimum wage and paid family and medical leave in Massachusetts. (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The Raise Up Massachusetts coalition says it will begin gathering …
Plans to increase the current minimum wage of €9.25 an hour by 30cent have received a very mixed reaction. Some people feel it’s not enough while others don’t think there should be any increase at …
Prior to that it was set at BZ$3.10 per hour in 2010, and BZ$2.50 in 2007. In 1992, minimum wage was set at BZ$2.25 per hour for manual workers, BZ$2.00 per hour for agricultural and export industries …
How a local minimum wage ordinance in Redwood City might be implemented to make the city more affordable for those working two or three jobs and affect the availability of trained workers are …
When SeaTac, Wash., became the first city in the nation to pass a $15-an-hour minimum wage in 2013, Jeff Robinson, the city’s director of community and economic development, said critics warned him …
Many businesses and business groups have voiced opposition to the changes, in particular a plan to boost the minimum wage to $14 on Jan. 1 and to $15 in 2019. They have said a 32 per cent …

BOSTON (AP) — Proposed questions being offered for next year’s state ballot would gradually raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts to $15 an hour and require that workers have access to paid …
Massachusetts voters could decide ballot questions next year that call for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and requiring that workers have access to paid family and medical leave from their employers. Raise Up Massachusetts plans to announce on …
A union-backed group will push to put both a $15 per hour minimum wage and new paid-leave requirements before Massachusetts voters as ballot initiatives in November 2018, it said Monday. …
The left-leaning coalition that used used the initiative petition process to get an earned sick time law on the books in 2014 is now looking to pair its proposed income tax increase on high earners with proposed laws guaranteeing paid family medical leave …
A coalition of labor, faith and community organizations on Monday plans to announce concurrent signature drives to get two prominent social justice issues on to the Massachusetts ballot in 2018. The issues being targeted by Boston-based nonprofit Raise Up …
A Minister of State has described plans to increase the minimum wage by 30 cent as “pathetic”. John Halligan says the plans to up the rate from €9.25 to €9.55 per hour don’t go far enough. It comes as …
President Moon Jae-in’s administration is pushing for a steep increase in the minimum wage as a key stepping stone for its income-led growth policy. But critics say sharp pay increases detached from …
From David Cooper at the Economic Policy Institute: This week marks the eighth anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was raised, from $6.55 to $7.25 on July 24, 2009. Since then, the purchasing power of the federal minimum wage has fallen …
Wages are too high,” stated our president at the Milwaukee debate. Well, Mr. Trump, in North Carolina, even if you work full time for minimum wage, $7.25 an hour, you will still be living in poverty. If you are in college attempting to work to pay for …
Last month, researchers from the University of Washington informed the city of Seattle that despite the best efforts of the Service Employees International Union they had failed to repeal the law of supply …
The medical community is reeling from the planned minimum wage hike next year, with small neighborhood clinics and hospitals appealing for at least a matching hike in billing rates, industry …
Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday she is working on ideas to support Ontario businesses through major labour reforms, suggesting she is looking more at offsetting unrelated costs than pulling back …
In Luxemburg where minimum wage is $2,500, their lawmakers are paid $7,400. In Libya where minimum wage is $430, law-makers earn $3000. In Nigeria where minimum wage is $38 (N18,000), …
According to news reports and other sources, there is a political movement to raise the federal minimum hourly wage to $15. The current rate is $7.25, set in July 2009. While it may appear the current rate is too low, it is also apparent a raise to $15 is …
Last week, Democrats announced an economic plan that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) referred to as “a better deal for American workers.” The proposal included a number of provisions, including calls to …
The Turkish Cypriot Social Security and Labour office has announced that the minimum wage in the north will rise from 2,020 Turkish Lira to 2,175 (€524), amid heavy criticism that the increase is not …
Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is stuck in the past and that’s bad for business. Set at $7.25 an hour since 2009, Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is lower than all six of our neighboring states. Our state …
Is a low income or prolonged unemployment truly cause for financial stress? According to one study, not really. In some states, public assistance programs, or welfare, could pay more than full-time, …
The Ontario government’s move to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour has solicited numerous reactions, with some workers celebrating the initiative and others fretting that the hike will hurt …
The minority Tory government’s amnesty for social care companies that have not paid carers properly …
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At the second debate on regional minimum wage for next year, held by the National Salary Council in Hanoi yesterday, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), which represented employees, and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI …
Seattle made waves a couple of years ago by forging ahead with an ambitious new policy: the $15 minimum wage. Now, Seattle’s no stranger to pushing the envelope when it comes to progressive …

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