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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Minimum Wage Increase

 Washington DC's city council has approved raising the hourly minimum wage in the US capital from the current $8.25 to $11.50 in 2016. The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to an increase in the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour.

Raising the minimum wage would help the working poor and give the entire economy a boost if the minimum wage rose to $10.10 per hour. States and municipalities across the country are leading a localized push to raise the minimum wage, driven largely by Democrats.

Officials are optimistic a minimum wage increase in Prince George's County won't scare away businesses. On many economic issues, Americans are deeply divided. But when it comes to giving pay raises to minimum wage workers, voters overwhelmingly say: Do it.

There is a rising tide of sentiment in favor of raising the minimum wage in the U.S. The Democrats have proposed a minimum wage hike to $10.10 per hour, more than a dollar more than the original proposal, and President Obama is behind them.

Americans overwhelmingly favor raising the federal minimum wage, suggesting the issue could be one that gives Democrats some momentum heading into the 2014. In the United States workers are generally entitled to be paid no less than the statutory minimum wage.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Minimum Wage In Ohio Goes Up 25-cent

Here is another great way to bring in the new year for alot of Ohio residences. The Ohio minimum wage was last changed in 2008, when it was raised to $7.00. Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on Jan. 1, 2019, to $8.55 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.30 per hour for tipped employees.

This wage only applies to companies with annual gross receipts over $314,000. According to data from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a single adult would need to make $10.15 an hour, or $21,112 a year, in Mahoning or Trumbull county to pay for bare necessities, assuming the person lives in a studio apartment, has a low-cost food plan and drives a used car or uses cheap public transportation. A family of two adults and two children with one of the parents working would need that person to make $22.57, or $46,945 a year.

“The living wage is the minimum income standard that, if met, draws a very fine line between the financial independence of the working poor and the need to seek out public assistance or suffer consistent and severe housing and food insecurity.”

“Most studies show that incremental increases in minimum wage do not have adverse impacts in terms of unemployment rates and do not cause inflation, which are the biggest concerns associated with increasing minimum wage.”


When the minimum wage increases throughout a geographic region rather than one city, it’s less likely to impact local businesses in a negative way, Sumell explained. For example, if only Youngstown increased minimum wage, businesses there might be inclined to move to a neighboring municipality to decrease costs.

Monday, June 2, 2014

$15 Minimum Wage Raise For Seattle Wa

Seattle City Council‘s vote today on a historic plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour could change her life. Phelps, 22, earns $9.47 per hour working for a McDonald’s restaurant near downtown. She wants to move out of her mother’s South Seattle home, and she wants to go back to school. She says those things could happen if Council approves the nation’s highest minimum wage.

Not everyone jumped on board. Craig Dawson, CEO of Retail Lockbox in Seattle, was among those suggesting early on that small and minority businesses would be put at risk by the increase in personnel costs. Compromises were put forward, and a rancorous Council committee meeting last week resulted in some adjustments to the plan that appeared to pave the way for easy passage.

Washington already has the highest state minimum wage at $9.32 an hour, well above the federal minimum of $7.25. The Seattle compromise plan would phase in the higher, local minimum wage over three to seven years, depending on the size of the business and benefits they provide employees.

City officials estimate that about a quarter of workers earn less than $15 an hour. Full-time work at that rate translates to about $31,000 a year. The ordinance was drafted by an advisory group of labor, business and non-profit professionals. In a contentious meeting last week, a City Council committee agreed to delay implementation of the ordinance to next April instead of Jan. 1. They rejected amendments that would have sped up phase-ins and would have excluded tips from total compensation. The committee also approved a sub-minimum wage for teenagers.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Amazon Raises Minimum Wage For It's Employees

Amazon announced on Tuesday (October 2) that they will be raising the minimum wage for their U.S. full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary employees to $15 starting on November 1. There are currently 250,000 people that work for Amazon with plans to hire another 100,000 for the upcoming holiday season.

CEO Jeff Bezos commented on the decision, stating, "We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead. We’re excited about this change and encourage our competitors and other large employers to join us."

Jay Carney, senior vice president of Amazon Global Corporate Affairs, also revealed that Amazon will be lobbying to raise the current $7.25 minimum wage. He explained, "The current rate ... was set nearly a decade ago. We intend to advocate for a minimum wage increase that will have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people and families across this country."

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$15 Minimum Wage Raise For Seattle Wa

Monday, September 26, 2016

Raising Minimum Wages Hurts The Small Business Owners

The Presidential Debate has started between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and we will be posting as it is going. They kicked it off talking about growing the economy. Hillary said raise minimum wage and Donald said bring jobs back from overseas. We agree with both sides, and heres why.

Raising up the minimum wages makes it harder for small businesses to give out more jobs, and big corporation don't mind paying a fee for leaving to get cheaper wages and more production. As far as Donald Trump loosing previous businesses, you have to loose to gain, you have to crawl somewhere before you walk. Support our rise below.

If the minimum wage increases, small business owners will likely scale back the number of employees and raise prices to cover the extra cost. An increase would stifle small business growth for owners and employment opportunities for job-seekers.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Facebook Raises Minimum Wages For Employees

Facebook is increasing wages for its contract workers in the US, from janitors to content moderators.

On Monday, the Silicon Valley tech giant said that it will pay at least $22 per hour for content reviewers in the Bay Area, New York City, and Washington, DC; $20 per hour to those living in Seattle; and $18 per hour in all other metro areas in the United States.

Facebook has faced scrutiny over the pay and working conditions of its content moderators. An investigation from The Verge found that workers, who were being paid just $28,800 a year, faced intense working conditions and some developed PTSD.

The $520 billion company is also raising wages for US contract workers like cafeteria staff and janitors to a minimum of $20 per hour in San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Washington, DC, and to $18 per hour in Seattle.

"In the years since, it's become clear that $15 per hour doesn't meet the cost of living in some of the places where we operate. After reviewing a number of factors including third-party guidelines, we're committing to a higher standard that better reflects local costs of living," the social media giant said in a blog post.

Walmart, the world's largest retailer and the largest US private sector employer, pays workers $11 an hour at entry-level, while Target said in April it would raise its US minimum wage to $13 an hour.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Jay-Z To Reopen 40/40 Club In NYC

Jay Z is bringing 100 new jobs to the New York City area. The rapper and business man is reopening his 40/40 Club in Madison Square in August, and is looking to fill 100 positions.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Apprenticeship Programs Expand Offerings

This is going on right here in our city. Local apprenticeship companies are coming together to get more members and working to join there team. As older workers retire and a younger generation takes over the labor force, industry leaders are developing new strategies to attract the millennial generation, defined as adult workers aged 18 to 34.

These strategies range widely and with varying degrees of success, but one industry is using a century-old program that officials say is still attractive for young people wanting to learn a trade without going broke.

With student loan debt reaching the $1 trillion mark, leaders in the skilled-trade unions are promoting apprenticeship programs as a way to earn money, and even college credit, while learning on the job. UA Local 776 offers a five-year apprenticeship program that includes paid, on-the-job training and classroom work for people wanting to learn a skilled trade. The program is privately-funded and free to those who participate, allowing graduates to start their career debt-free.

“I think people are realizing that kids need other options besides college,” he said. “The public has realized the value the union trades bring to the area. We still need people to go to college to be doctors and lawyer and engineers, but we still need people to build things for the country as well.”

It features 900 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training, as well as an opportunity to earn college credit. He said the program is free for those who complete it and stay in the electrical trade industry for at least five years after graduating.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rapper Freeway Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Freeway endorsed Hillary Clinton for president at a rally in a West Philadelphia High School this week. The rapper said he supports Clinton because she is for affordable health care as a right. Freeway suffers from kidney failure and needs to undergo dialysis three times a day, four times a week, according to PhillyMag. The care was $600 per month before he received insurance. He is currently awaiting a kidney transplant. “When I came out with my story on being on dialysis, I ran across many people that were going through the same thing that I’m going through,” he said. “Through the grace of God, I was able to be successful and able to afford my health care. But a lot of people can’t afford it. Even with my healthcare, my treatments are a little bit expensive.”

Freeway said he became a Hillary supporter after attending the DNC. He initially supported Senator Bernie Sanders. “Hillary did a lot of work helping children. She did a lot of work with different communities. She definitely for raising the minimum wage. It was so many people speaking so good about her, so many things that I didn’t know that influenced me [to switch],” he said. He also believes Bernie or bust people need to “be in the room” to still make a change and that they will not help anyone by sitting out this election.