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Fight for $15 Just Scored a Big Win in Maryland. We Have Unions to Thank.

A law establishing a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Maryland’s Montgomery County was signed into law Monday, representing a comeback win after a similar measure was defeated by pro-business Democrats just ten months ago. It’s a meaningful victory for the Fight for $15, the union-inspired campaign to raise wages nationally. Montgomery is the most populous county […]

Minimum wage will increase by 8 pesos

The daily minimum wage will rise by eight pesos December 1, an increase that falls short of the 15-peso hike sought by Mexico’s largest business lobby and what the country’s FULL STORY The post Minimum wage will increase by 8 pesos appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Phil Murphy’s Campaign Promises: ?  – Governor-Elect Phil Murphy says one of his first actions will be to work with his fellow Democrats to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to a livable $15 an hour. Phil Murphy’s Campaign Promises: ? – the reinstatement...Read more

O.C. Fair & Event Center board approves $48.2 million budget

The OC Fair & Event Center will head into 2018 with a $42.8 million budget, a slight uptick from this year due in part to an upcoming increase in the state’s minimum wage, officials said. The new budget is about $2.4 million more than this year’s, but the state agency is expected to make upwards […]

Backpackers and visiting workers face exploitation in this country

It's no surprise Australia is a drawcard for workers. The country has one of the highest minimum wages in the world (A$18.29/US$13.96 per hour) and an attractive quality of life. But for many backpackers and migrants, exploitation by...Show More Summary

Workers Lured to Australia Find Low Pay and Tough Conditions

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Many of the country’s more than 900,000 temporary foreign workers make less than minimum wage but feel they can’t complain, a new survey showed.

New Jersey's next governor to call for raising minimum wage

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy wants New Jersey to raise the minimum wage. The Democrat on Monday will join Democratic legislative leaders and labor officials for a raise the wage event in … Click to Continue »

Op-Ed Contributors: A Smarter Minimum Wage

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Prices are different all over America. Regional minimums should be, too.

Tracy K. Smith Reads Matthew Dickman

Tracy K. Smith joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Matthew Dickman’s poem “Minimum Wage” and her own poem “Declaration.”

THE REAL MINIMUM WAGE REMAINS ZERO: Amazon’s Cashierless Store Is Almost Ready for Prime Time. …

THE REAL MINIMUM WAGE REMAINS ZERO: Amazon’s Cashierless Store Is Almost Ready for Prime Time. Amazon is vague on the mechanics, but the store relies on a mobile app and some of the same sensing technology that powers self-driving cars to figure out who is buying what. Employees have tried to fool the technology. One […]

Veterans Day Passes and Not a Peep From GOP Congress About Helping Low-Income Vets

Raising the minimum wage would help one in five vets; instead, the GOP eyes Medicaid cuts affecting one in 10. As Veterans Day recedes and Republicans in Congress take up tax reform purportedly to help everyday Americans, it is worth...Show More Summary

Montgomery County’s $15 minimum wage bill signed into law

County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) gave his signature less than one week after the county council unanimously supported the bill.

In victory for workers’ rights, London panel rules that Uber drivers aren’t self-employed

A British employment tribunal has delivered a major blow to Uber, ruling that its drivers needed to be classified as workers and receive a minimum wage, sick leave and paid time off. The appeal decision on Friday followed a ruling initially issued last year. The case was bought before the employment tribunal by former Uber drivers […]

Uber is the latest U.S. tech company to face regulatory backlash in Europe

In the latest blow to a major U.S. technology company in Europe, a British employment tribunal ruled on Friday that Uber drivers are owed minimum wage and paid time off, throwing a wrench into the ride-hailing company’s business model. Uber has long asserted that it does not employ its drivers,...

Uber loses U.K. appeal on workers’ rights

(Reuters) — Taxi app Uber lost a bid on Friday to overturn a decision by a tribunal which had said its drivers deserved workers’ rights such as the minimum wage, in a blow to the company as it also battles to keep its license in London. The U.S. ride-hailing service has faced regulatory and legal […]

The Latest: Uber appeals UK ruling on drivers' labor rights

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the ongoing legal cases against Uber (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The ride-hailing app Uber says it will appeal a U.K. decision that would in effect give drivers rights such as guaranteed minimum wage and...Show More Summary

The UK again says Uber drivers should get minimum wage, time off—next stop is the Supreme Court

Uber is already fighting U.K. officials over its ban from London. Now the ride-hailing giant might head to the Supreme Court—for another case entirely.  Uber lost an appeal Friday over a ruling that required the company to categorize...Show More Summary

I’M ALL RIGHT, JACK: In August, Montgomery County, Maryland, received an official report that conclu…

I’M ALL RIGHT, JACK: In August, Montgomery County, Maryland, received an official report that concluded that the county would lose 47,000 jobs by 2022 if it raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour. They just passed that increase unanimously.

One group would greatly benefit from raising the minimum wage — and it shows how America has failed them

Approximately 1.8 million veterans in payroll jobs across the US would get a raise if Congress raised the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024, a study by the Economic Policy Institute found. Nearly two-thirds of the veterans...Show More Summary

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