Minimum wage

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July 02, 2019 - 12:20 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officials with Washington University in St. Louis have announced that campus staff will be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage by 2021. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the raise, which was pushed by campus employees’ union, affects close to 1,200 workers, but does not include...
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FILE - This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo shows dollar bills in New York. Almost the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field has joined the labor movement driven by fast food workers to implement a federal minimum wage of $15. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 20, 2019 - 10:53 am
From liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to moderates Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour. That near-unanimity reflects the success of an unorthodox...
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April 04, 2019 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) - Target is raising the minimum hourly wage for its workers for the third time in less than two years. The discounter said Thursday it plans to raise the hourly starting wage to $13 from $12 in June. The Minneapolis-based retailer announced in 2017 a plan to raise its starting hourly...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker on October 1, 2018, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
February 19, 2019 - 12:09 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/KMOX) — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has officially signed a bill to raise the state's minimum wage to $15-per-hour by 2025. BREAKING: With @GovPritzker 's signature, the $15 minimum wage is now law in Illinois! Congratulations to all the workers, union members, and advocates...
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Hundreds of protesters rally for a $15 an hour minimum wage on Sept. 4, 2014 in Chicago. The battle for a higher minimum wage is epxected to continue in 2015. (Photo by Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
February 14, 2019 - 6:23 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House could vote on a plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. Democrats who control the General Assembly are moving quickly because Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to sign the measure into law before he proposes his first annual budget. That's scheduled for...
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Brett Blume
January 30, 2019 - 4:22 pm
It would be the first boost in Illinois minimum wage since 2010.
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This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley.
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October 19, 2018 - 7:56 am
Party control of the U.S. Senate could hinge on Missouri in the midterm elections. So we take a look at the main topics of the Thursdsay night debate between Sen. Claire McCaskill and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley.
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FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. The company said Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, that the wage hike will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 02, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, the business that upended the retailing industry and transformed the way we shop for just about everything, is jumping out ahead of the pack again, announcing a minimum wage of $15 an hour for its U.S. employees that could force other big companies to raise their pay. The...
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