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    For Republicans—and Joe Manchin—failing to raise the minimum wage may seem like a passive act. It’s not. This is an active suppression of working class wages that plays a major role in the enormous wealth transfer that has gone on for over 40 years: The transfer of wealth from working class Americans to the wealthy few. Corporations, billionaires, and the Republicans who support them can all pretend that the wage that’s paid to workers is somehow more “pure” if it’s driven by the market. So long as there is one person desperate enough to wait tables for whatever generosity can be had from patrons … why should the restaurant pay them more? And tipped wages are a perfect example of what every business wants to do: keep all the profits, while externalizing the costs. By not paying their workers even the amount most workers receive under minimum wage, restaurants that take advantage of rates...
    CNBC's "College Voices 2020" is a series written by CNBC interns from universities across the country about coming of age, getting their college education and launching their careers during these extraordinary times. Hannah Miao is a senior at Duke University studying public policy. The series is edited by Cindy Perman. As Congress considers raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, many college students say the wage hike would be a game changer for balancing work and school. Sade Andrews, a 20-year-old fast food worker at McDonald's, advocated for the successful ballot initiative in Florida last November that gradually raises the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour. She hopes lawmakers will soon pass similar legislation at the federal level. "We all need a fair chance, whether it's fast food or you work at an airport, anywhere," Andrews said. "So I really call on them to actually take action...
    COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been chaotic and confusing. Whats going on? NATO announces expanded mission in Iraq on the heels of deadly rocket attack © Courtesy of Walmart Courtesy of Walmart Walmart announced it would raise pay for some workers, while maintaining $11 starting wage. CEO Doug McMillon said the raises will help the company create a "ladder of opportunity." He also said a $15 minimum wage should be paced in a way that benefits the US economy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Walmart announced Thursday that it would raise wages for some workers while maintaining an $11 starting pay.  Load Error Chief executive Doug McMillon said the increases are designed to create a "ladder" system for worker promotions at the country's largest retailer and biggest private sector employer. The raise, which will bring 425,000 associates' pay to between $13 and $19...
    Stefani Reynolds/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The federal minimum wage could soon change. On the campaign trail, President Joe Biden said one of his main priorities was to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. And as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has attempted to include that raise in the work-in-progress $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package proposed by Democrats. But there’s a hitch. As my colleague Andrea Guzman wrote yesterday, “It’s unclear if the rules of reconciliation—the maneuver Senate Democrats plan to use to pass the bill—will allow the provision to stand.” There is an inclination it might. A Monday letter from the Congressional Budget Office looks promising. So (putting aside the potential problems of moderate Democrats unwilling to vote for it) the decision...
    New York : Senator Patty Murray. Photo: Zach Gibson / . A report from the Congressional Budget Office, which is not partisan, notes that the increase to $ 15 dollars to the national minimum wage it offers more benefits than damage to the economic system, as some detractors point out. Senate debates the president’s bill Joe biden to achieve the increase, although the president has recognized that could be withdrawn from the relief plan of $ 1.9 trillion. The report, released by The Washington Post, notes that approval of the plan “would significantly reduce poverty and increase the income of millions of low-wage workers, while increasing the federal deficit and reducing employment overall.” The Democratic Senator Patty murray (Washington), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Work and Pensions committee, urged the increase, which has not occurred since 2009. “Today’s report makes clear what we’ve known...
    At the end of last year, the struggle between the PSOE and United We Can in relation to the increase in the minimum wage resulted in a momentary victory for the Socialists: January is about to end, the figure is still fixed at 950 euros in 14 payments. However, the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, warned at the time that she was not giving up the battle for lost, and the Ministry plans to resume negotiations with the social agents on the matter in the coming weeks. In December, the bloc led by the employers, the Minister of Economy, Nadia Calviño, and the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, imposed a freeze on the minimum wage against Díaz’s criteria, arguing that the best thing to do is to wait for the economic recovery begin to take hold. However, Work was just as clear: leaving the minimum wage at 950 was “absolutely out...
    Alex Brandon/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Friday aimed at raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 dollars an hour. It’s the first step the Biden administration is taking to make good on a campaign promise to raise the United States’ minimum wage—and without Congress’ help, it may be one of the only steps the president can take to raise wages. Biden’s plan to get “money into the hands of people who will spend it.” The order directs agencies to review their workforce and lay out steps to increase pay to anyone earning under $15 an hour. It also lays the groundwork for a second executive order, expected within the first 100 days of Biden’s administration, that will raise the minimum...
    CCOO and UGT announced this Tuesday that they have convened for February 11 concentrations in front of the headquarters of the sub-delegations of the Government of all the provinces. The majority unions demand, in the short term, that the Executive withdraw and agree to raise the minimum interprofessional wage. And in addition, they demand that negotiations be started again to repeal the most harmful aspects of the labor reform and also to end the 2013 pension reform. This was announced this Tuesday by the general secretaries of CCOO and UGT, Unai Sordo and Pepe Álvarez. Both leaders denounced that, in their opinion, the Government has given him “de facto veto right” to the employer when it comes to raising the minimum wage, since it has argued that the amount will not be raised unless there is an agreement between the social agents that the employers do not want. “Just...
    Joe Biden's plan to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour as part of his nearly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package would cripple the already-struggling hospitality industry, a Florida restaurateur told "The Story" Friday. John Horne, who owns Anna Maria's Oyster Bars, a small group of restaurants in the Bradenton area, said that his waitstaff already makes close to $30 per hour through a combination of wage and tip credits. "I mean, obviously getting the money to people is helping us, but this minimum wage [hike] is absolutely going to destroy the hospitality industry in Florida and across the nation," Horne told host Martha MacCallum. "They are trying to paint with a broad brush the entire nation," he added. "They are trying to say what's good in Alexandria, Va. is good in Alexandria, Tenn. We can't do that." STEPHEN MOORE: BIDEN'S $1.9T 'RESCUE PLAN' COULD DESTROY FOUR MILLION JOBS Horne added that if the minimum wage increase becomes law, and "if...
    People gather together to ask the McDonald’s corporation to raise workers wages to a $15 minimum wage as well as demanding the right to a union on May 23, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Joe Raedle | Getty Images The move toward a $15 minimum wage gained more ground in 2020 through the electoral victory of President-elect Joe Biden and yet another state voting in favor of an eventual $15 pay floor. Next year, half of U.S. states will raise their minimum wage, up from 21 in 2020. All but five of those states — Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Virginia — will hike their hourly minimum on Friday. And the federal minimum wage, which hasn't recorded an increase in more than a decade, could finally get a boost, affecting millions of workers ranging from restaurant cooks to janitors. Biden has pledged to boost it to $15 an hour and eliminate...
    WASHINGTON -- Workers earning minimum wage in nearly two dozen states can expect a raise in 2021. According to the Labor Law Center, the following states are set to raise their minimum wage at various points through the new year: Alaska: $10.34 Arizona: $12.15 Arkansas: $11.00 California: $14.00 Colorado: $12.32 Delaware: $10.25 Florida: $8.65 Illinois: $11.00 Maine: $12.15 Maryland: $11.75 Massachusetts: $13.50 Michigan: $9.87 Minnesota: $10.08 Missouri: $10.30 Montana: $8.75 Nevada: $9.75 New Jersey: $12.00 New Mexico: $10.50 New York: $12.50 Ohio: $8.80 South Dakota: $9.45 Vermont: $11.75 Washington state: $13.69 Workers in certain professions and companies of certain sizes are exempted from minimum wage guidelines in some states. Cities and other municipalities may have set higher minimum wages than their state has.The federal minimum wage remains unchanged at $7.25. It was last raised on July...
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    FDA approves first home COVID test: Heres why most Americans wont get it before next spring Trump is out of view but still governing, firing Starbucks is giving every barista in the US a raise, but some workers demand more as $15 minimum wage looms © Provided by Business Insider Starbucks is raising workers' pay. Starbucks Starbucks is giving all US employees a pay raise of at least 10%, according to an internal memo viewed by Business Insider.  "This announcement is the next phase of its commitment to ensuring the well-being of partners with one of the most significant investments to hourly pay in the U.S. in the history of the company," Starbucks representative Reggie Borges said.  However, some employees say that pay bumps are not enough, as they demand a $15 minimum wage across the US.  President-elect Joe Biden has said it is necessary to raise the...
    JOE Biden claims he would push for a $15-per-hour minimum wage if he wins the US presidential election. But Donald Trump warned at their final debate that hiking up the federal minimum wage would push small businesses "to fire many staff". ⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the very latest on the 2020 race to the White House 7Joe Biden is adamant the minimum Federal wage should be hiked upCredit: Getty Images - Getty What is the current federal minimum wage? The federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 per hour, "where it's been since 2009," says Zenefits. However, many cities, counties and states "have their own mandates", it adds. Reuters reports that cities and states including Seattle, San Francisco, New York state, California, Arkansas and Missouri have increased their minimum wage. Also, employers like Amazon and Costco have raised their base wages to $15 an hour...
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