Stories tagged: pay
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
State politicians to get raises
A citizen commission that sets elected officials’ salaries has voted to increase pay for Washington lawmakers by 2 percent annually for the next two years.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Montana lawmakers to look at raising their pay 82 percent
Future Montana lawmakers would receive an 82 percent pay raise or more compared to what they’re making now under a measure to be considered next week by a legislative panel.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016
Medicare unveils far-reaching overhaul of doctors’ pay
Changing the way it does business, Medicare has unveiled a far-reaching overhaul of how it pays doctors and other clinicians.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Boeing curtails OT pay for 80,000 workers in latest cost-cutting move
In another move to cut costs, Boeing told white-collar, salaried employees across the company on Tuesday that starting next month overtime pay will be severely limited.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 1:14 p.m.
Americans got raise last year for first time since 2007
In a long-awaited sign that middle-class Americans are finally seeing real economic gains, U.S. households got a raise last year after seven years of stagnant incomes. Rising pay also lifted …
UPDATED: Wed., May 18, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
New overtime pay rules take effect in U.S.
More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
U.S. hiring slowed in April amid tepid growth
U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low …
Thu., March 17, 2016
Editorial: Editorial Roundup: More to do on trooper recruitment
Lawmakers must continue to grapple with trooper recruitment and use-of-force issues.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
McDonald’s top executives to get hefty raises
McDonald’s is planning some big raises for its top brass, according to a filing late Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Tue., May 19, 2015
Spokane County workers’ salaries trail city of Spokane paychecks
Half the top 12 earners in Spokane County government last year were women, with Medical Examiner Sally Aiken taking in the largest base salary at more than $197,000. While income …
Sun., Nov. 9, 2014
County says workers’ pay hike hinges on talks with deputies
The largest bargaining unit of Spokane County employees will soon ask for their first cost-of-living pay increase in four years. That request will come amid a dwindling budget and uncertainty …
Wed., April 10, 2013
State looks at salary hikes
OLYMPIA – Washington retirement officials said Tuesday they are examining a batch of pay raises that helped some government workers increase the values of their pensions. Marcie Frost, the director …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013, 12:36 p.m.
Idaho leads nation in minimum-wage workers
When it comes to paying workers as little as possible, Idaho ranks first in the nation.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012, 9:56 a.m.
Wash. minimum wage stays on top at $9.19
The minimum wage in Washington will go up to $9.19 an hour on Jan. 1, keeping the state ahead of all others and nearly $2 above the federal minimum wage …
Fri., Sept. 28, 2012, 9:12 a.m.
State employees’ pay cuts likely restored
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State workers who saw a smaller paycheck over the past two years because of the state’s budget woes are likely to see pay cuts restored under …
Thu., Nov. 12, 2009, 10:19 a.m.
Wash. Supreme Court overturns school salary ruling
Variation in the way Washington teachers and other school staff are paid does not pose a constitutional problem, the Washington Supreme Court ruled today.
Tue., July 24, 2007
Deputies must work overtime
Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies will work mandatory overtime and 12-hour shifts beginning Aug. 5 as the department’s deputy shortage approaches “critical mass,” Sheriff Rocky Watson said Monday. “A 12-hour shift …