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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.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The Democratic push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour has emerged as an early flashpoint in the fight for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, testing President Joe Biden’s ability to bridge Washington’s partisan divides as…
By Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press
A look at a handful of the 2020 changes in federal, state and local laws and regulations from minimum wage to plastic bag bans.
Now that 2020 has arrived, scores of new laws are going into effect across the country. From legalization of marijuana and criminal justice reform to raising minimum wage and the cost of electric cars, state legislatures are having a major…
By Gene Johnson, Associated Press
A lawsuit seeks to force the detention center operator to turn over profits it gained by underpaying them — an amount that could reach into the millions.
By Judy Woodruff, Kate Grumke
Bill de Blasio has been mayor of New York City since 2014. He is one of the latest entrants into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest but has been ramping up his campaign since, delivering one of the most memorable lines…
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
The bill has almost no chance of passage in the Republican-controlled Senate.
By Associated Press
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office also said Monday some 1.3 million workers could lose their jobs with the higher wage.
By Jennifer Gollan, Reveal
Providing for the elderly has become a multi-billion dollar industry, with about 29,000 residential care facilities operating across the country. But a new investigation by Reveal, from The Center for Investigative Reporting, finds that some of these facilities are profiting…
By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
From liberal firebrands to moderates, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour.
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