News From: minimum wage

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 20, 2018

States Fail to Enforce the Minimum Wage

An explosive new study by Politico was issued today that finds many states are failing to enforce their minimum wage laws, causing millions of low wage workers to lose out on millions in needed...

by Brian Young | on Jan 03, 2018

New Laws that Benefit Those who Work

2018 is here and with it come a host of new laws that unions have spent the last few years fighting for. They range from hikes to the minimum wage, paid family leave and a law meant to narrow the pay...

by Kate Hogan | on Aug 29, 2017

A $400 a Month Pay Cut

St. Louis’ minimum wage has reverted back to $7.70, only three months after raising to $10, due to a new state law passed by Republicans in the state legislature and signed by Missouri Governor...

by Brian Young | on Aug 21, 2017

Raising the Wage Combats Child Neglect

When raises to the minimum wage are talked about they are often put in economic terms like how it will affect small businesses or pay the rent. What often isn’t talked about is the direct...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 18, 2017

Being Loud on Wages Will Unite the Nation

Its official, the orange faced idiot that 40% of the union membership sent to the White House with the unnecessary help of the elite Electoral College is just messing everything up. I roll with the...

by Press and Media | on May 16, 2017

The Missouri Legislature Sucks

Missouri state lawmakers take away a St. Louis minimum wage increase, literally taking money out of people’s pockets.

by Brian Young | on Jan 04, 2017

Higher Pay, Higher Profits

As 2017 begins 40 states and municipalities raised their minimum wages.  This is the largest number of increases at a single time since the Fight for $15 began 4 years ago.  Another 21...

by Press and Media | on Dec 21, 2016

2016: The Year of the Increased Wage

A roundup from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) shows that 21 states, cities and counties approved minimum wage increases in 2016. That includes seven states - Arizona, California, Colorado...

by Press and Media | on Dec 19, 2016

Maine Gov. LePage loves low wages

Boston Globe: Maine’s new minimum wage law, which would bump the base pay for bartenders and restaurant servers, is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 7, but state officials won’t enforce...

by Guest Post | on Dec 09, 2016

Puzder: The Low Wage Labor Secretary

The Trump transition team today indicated that Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, would likely be nominated as Secretary of Labor.Here is CWA President Chris Shelton's media statement:Andy...