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By Wilson Ring, Associated Press
One U.S.-based economist’s pioneering research showed an increase in minimum wage does not lead to less hiring, and immigrants do not lower pay for native-born workers. Two others shared the award for creating a way to study these types of…
By Christopher Rugaber, David McHugh, David Keyton, Associated Press
From QR code menus to the adoption of pickup and delivery options to total organizational shifts, food industry businesses and workers across America have had to change or innovate in the face of COVID-19 and its economic impacts.
By Justin Stabley
The latest jobs report showed a surprising rebound in the labor market, with employers adding a net of 379,000 new jobs in February. And the unemployment rate fell a tenth of a percentage point, to 6.2 percent. The dip in…
By Lisa Desjardins
The chances seem slim that Senate Democrats will find a way to include a minimum wage boost in the massive relief package. Last week, the nonpartisan parliamentarian said it violated the chamber's rules and had to fall from the bill.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
The Senate parliamentarian has dealt a potentially lethal blow to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a massive COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress.
By Stephanie Sy, Saher Khan, Matt Loffman, Ian Couzens
More than 17 million Americans could see their income rise if the $15 minimum wage now in the COVID relief bill passes Congress. We hear from some of those who would be impacted by a minimum wage increase, and Stephanie…
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
The fate of Biden's minimum wage proposal remains hazy. Facing resistance in Congress, the president has acknowledged that he will likely have to omit the measure from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 financial relief package he is proposing and re-introduce it…
By Will Weissert, Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press
President Joe Biden campaigned on raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour and attached a proposal doing just that to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus pandemic relief bill. But that provision appears in jeopardy. And Biden himself may be…
By Kevin Freking, Alan Fram, Josh Boak, Associated Press
A new report from the Congressional Budget Office finds that increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour would reduce the number of Americans living in poverty and boost wages for millions of people.
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