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by Brian Young | on Feb 25, 2021

Costco Raises their Minimum Wage to $16

Supermarket giant Costco has announced that the company will raise its minimum wage to $16 an hour for workers in the United States beginning next week. The announcement was made by the company...

by Brian Young | on Jan 26, 2021

Raise the Wage Act Calls for $15 Minimum Wage

Since 2009 the federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour. Currently, 20 states have minimum wages that are at or below the federal minimum wage. However, a new bill in Congress would raise...

by Brian Young | on Jan 05, 2021

23 States Raise Their Minimum Wages

On January 1st, workers in 23 states saw raises as minimum wage increases took effect. States that raised their minimum wage included somewhere automatic increases were set years ago to create a path...

by Press and Media | on Dec 15, 2020

GOP Call for Delay in NYS Minimum-Wage Hike

Republicans in New York are attempting to use the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent a scheduled increase of the state's minimum wage. Find out more from Newsday.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 08, 2020

Increasing the Minimum Wage Decreases Suicides

We all know that raising the minimum wage helps low-income families make ends meet, but a new study shows that the raises are literally saving people’s lives.

by Guest Post | on Jun 06, 2019

Bernie Demands a $15 Minimum Wage Vote in the Senate

In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for the Raise the Wage Act to be brought to the floor of the Senate for an immediate vote. The...

by Press and Media | on Apr 12, 2019

Bank of America Raises Minimum Wage to $20

Although the Senate and Trump are refusing to raise the minimum wage, Bank of America and Amazon are increasing their companies wages and pushing their competitors to do the same. Below are two...

by Press and Media | on Mar 27, 2019

McDonald's Said they will Support Wage Increases

Thanks to the Fight for $15, the world's second largest employer, McDonald's has decided to stop fighting an increase to the federal minimum wage. Read more from CBS News below.

by AFL-CIO | on Jan 31, 2019

A Push to Raise the Wage in PA

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced his proposal to raise wages for working Pennsylvanians.  Starting July 1, 2019, this proposal would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $12 an hour, with...

by Brian Young | on Jan 18, 2019

NJ Leaders Agree on a Deal for a $15 Minimum Wage

The Fight for $15 is celebrating another victory as New Jersey is set to become the fourth state to increase their minimum wage to $15 an hour.