Minimum Wage

Lyft Car
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March 18, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Ride-sharing drivers were legally guaranteed a minimum wage Friday, but took to the streets Monday to protest as Lyft heads to court to try to overturn the ruling.
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Illinois state Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, testifies before the Labor and Commerce Committee Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 on his proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. (AP Photo/John O'Connor )
February 14, 2019 - 7:54 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois legislators moved quickly Thursday to deliver one of new Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's top campaign promises, a gradual hike in the statewide minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 an hour — more than double the pay floor that most of its Midwestern neighbors require...
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Mike Monseur, owner of Godfather's Pizza and Dew Chilli Parlor in Springfield, Ill., speaks in the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2019. Nearly a quarter of workers in Illinois would see their pay almost double under a proposal nearing final approval in the Legislature, but inflation will take a huge bite by the time the state's minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in 2025. (AP Photo/John O'Connor)
February 12, 2019 - 4:56 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly a quarter of workers in Illinois would see their pay almost double under a proposal nearing final approval in the Legislature, but inflation will take a huge bite by the time the state's minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in 2025. The statewide pay floor has remained...
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker gives his opening remarks along with Illinois State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, left, on Senate Bill 1, a bill sponsored by Lightford to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, after it passed the Illinois Senate during a press conference in the governor's office at the Illinois state Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 4:19 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly a quarter of workers in Illinois would see their pay almost double under a proposal nearing final approval in the Legislature, but inflation will take a huge bite by the time the state's minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in 2025. The statewide pay floor has remained...
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Phil Murphy minimum wage
Amy Newman/NorthJersey.com
February 05, 2019 - 1:41 pm
Gov. Phil Murphy is taking a victory lap a day after he signed the bill setting New Jersey on the path to a $15 minimum wage.
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Gov. Phil Murphy
Amy Newman/NorthJersey.com via USA Today
February 04, 2019 - 1:30 pm
The bill raises the current $8.85 minimum wage to $10 an hour in July, then hikes the rate by $1 in subsequent years until it reaches $15 in 2024.
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February 04, 2019 - 1:25 pm
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Monday became the latest state boost its hourly minimum wage to $15 after Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a measure phasing in the higher rate over five years. Murphy signed the bill alongside Democratic legislative leaders in Elizabeth after the...
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Lyft and Uber Car
Ken Ruinard
January 30, 2019 - 6:46 pm
Two app based ride hailing companies are suing New York City to keep a new minimum wage for drivers from going into place on Friday.
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January 26, 2019 - 9:17 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 25,000 Mexican workers at dozens of factories south of Brownsville, Texas, went on strike Friday after owners of the plants that assemble for export refused union demands for a 20 percent pay hike and an annual bonus. The Union of Maquiladora Industry Industrial Workers...
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Minimum wage
Photo by Christopher T. Assaf/Baltimore Sun/MCT/Sipa USA
January 24, 2019 - 12:09 pm
New Jersey lawmakers are set to begin considering a bill to hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024.
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