Stories tagged: wages
Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Analysis: You’re not getting a raise, and nobody knows why
The economy today has almost everything experts look for as a sign of health – new jobs are popping up around the country, the unemployment rate has fallen to the …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Labor slack’s vanishing act signals wage gains coming soon
April’s employment report contained an even bigger surprise than the jump in U.S. payrolls: Spare capacity in the labor market is quickly disappearing, signaling that lackluster wage growth should get …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Tech sector contributes to Washington’s gender gap in earnings
Washington has a bigger wage gap between women’s and men’s earnings than surrounding states. The state’s tech sector is partly to blame for the disparity.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Seattle workers are second-best-paid techies in U.S.
Seattle techies are the second-best-paid in the country, according to a report from San Francisco career site Hired. The average software engineer in Seattle makes $126,000 a year, falling just …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Slowdown in wage gains muddies picture of tight job market
Just when the U.S. labor market looked like it was getting tight, worker paychecks are giving more of a mixed picture.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Wage disparity took another turn for the worse last year
The picture on income inequality in America just got a little bleaker. Top wage earners last year made 5.05 times what their lowest-income counterparts took home, the widest gap in …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Moscow group to support Idaho minimum wage increase
The League of Women Voters of Moscow will recommend that its statewide organization lobby Idaho legislators to raise the state’s minimum wage. Throughout the state, local leagues are discussing a …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
$8.2 million settlement approved in SeaTac minimum wage case
A federal judge has approved an $8.2 million court settlement to resolve the claims of thousands of workers who said they were paid less than $15 per hour after the …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Americans start to see enduring wage gains in tighter job market
After six straight years of annual job gains topping 2 million, America’s labor market is as tight as ever, and it’s entering the next phase: an enduring pickup in wages.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Dow nears 20,000 barrier as higher wages boost stocks
The Dow Jones industrial average is tantalizingly close to the 20,000 mark Friday as U.S. stock indexes close in on all-time highs following a shaky start. The federal government’s December …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
Airlines swim in cash but leave airport workers high and dry
After losing more than $50 billion in the decade following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. airlines have been enjoying some financially robust times of late.
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., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
U.S. payrolls rise by 161,000 in October as wages accelerate
U.S. jobs continued to rise at a steady pace in October and wage gains accelerated, signs that the labor market and economy made steady progress at the start of the …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
McDonald’s agrees to $3.75M deal with California workers
McDonald’s has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a federal lawsuit that sought to hold the company liable for allegations that a franchise owner in the San Francisco Bay …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 5 p.m.
Higher minimum wage in Washington could siphon off Kootenai County workers
A proposed increase in Washington’s minimum wage would widen the gap with starting wages in neighboring Idaho and may force businesses in Kootenai County to raise wages. If Washington voters …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 11:03 a.m.
Housing management company failed to pay minimum wage, Feds say
Federal authorities say a company that manages apartment complexes throughout Washington state has agreed to pay $239,000 to 79 workers for overtime and minimum wage violations.
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, 9:13 p.m.
Experts say Spokane likely is part of economic boom raising incomes
Household income rose last year, the federal government says.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
$12M-plus settlement reached in minimum wage cases
Several companies that provide transportation and hospitality services at or near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have agreed to settle back-pay lawsuits alleging that they ignored the nation’s first $15-per-hour minimum wage …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
U.S. wages, benefits see steady rise in second quarter
The wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers rose at a steady pace in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year, as income growth …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 3:37 p.m.
Local tree-planting company contests federal findings that migrant workers were underpaid
A Coeur d’Alene tree-planting company and its subcontractor are contesting a federal investigator’s finding that they underpaid migrant crews on national forest jobs by more than $100,000.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Scandal-hit VW agrees to 4.8 percent pay rise for workers
Automaker Volkswagen and Germany’s industrial union have agreed to increase wages 4.8 percent by next year in an economy where the cost of living is flat – the kind of …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 7 a.m.
Poll: Two-thirds of U.S. would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis
Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 4 p.m.
Idaho board OKs master teacher pay bonuses
Experienced teachers in Idaho looking for a bonus will have to show their work just like their students under a new plan recently adopted by the Idaho State Board of …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Unemployment aid claims reach highest level since early 2015
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since February 2015, more sobering news for the labor market after a disappointing April jobs …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
Supreme Court reject franchises’ appeal over $15 Seattle wage
The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge to Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage from franchise business owners who say the law discriminates against them.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 9 a.m.
U.S. economy grows at slowest pace in two years
Growth by the U.S. economy fell off sharply in the first three months of 2016, posting its worst quarterly performance in two years amid a global slowdown, the Commerce Department …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
Some Vancouver city councilors would refuse salary hike
Several Vancouver city councilors on Monday said they would either decline the hefty pay recently allotted by the city Salary Review Commission or donate the extra pay to charity.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
BP chief suffers shareholder revolt over $20M pay package
British energy producer BP has suffered a revolt by shareholders who objected Thursday to increasing Chief Executive Bob Dudley’s pay package by 20 percent after profit plunged last year.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
California enacts highest statewide minimum wage in U.S.
LOS ANGELES – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Monday giving California the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2022. That and a similar …