Stories tagged: minimum wage
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019
Bank of America plans to raise its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, the bank said Tuesday, starting with a hike next month.
UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez joins McMorris Rodgers in backing bill requiring minimum wage for workers with disabilities. But it’s complicated.
At 17, John Lemus took his first job, landscaping at Fairchild Air Force Base. He described it as “mostly just pulling weeds.” It was tiring work, but he was looking …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
Seattle’s trendsetting minimum-wage increases didn’t boost supermarket prices in the city in the two years after they began, according to a new study by University of Washington researchers.
Mon., Feb. 4, 2019
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a measure that raises the hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019
You may have heard, sometime over the past year, that minimum-wage increases in Seattle were an economic disaster – leading to job losses and cuts in hours that actually cost …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
New minimum wage requirements will take effect in 20 states and nearly two dozen cities – Seattle among them – around the start of the new year, affecting millions of …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
The minimum wage increases that started four years ago in SeaTac are spreading across the country, but economists continue to study – and disagree about – the impact of the …
Fri., May 11, 2018
Washington Supreme Court says farmworkers have the right to minimum wage for tasks not related to picking.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018
Silverwood Theme Park is raising its starting wage by $1 per hour this summer, to $9.75.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017
With the new year, a new hourly wage will be coming for Washington state’s minimum wage earners.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
A second lawsuit is challenging the failure of one of the nation’s largest private immigration jails to pay detainees minimum wage for the work they perform.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017
Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it …
Thu., July 6, 2017
It’s not been a great couple of weeks for those advocating an increase in minimum wages. Late last month, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a working paper based …
Fri., June 30, 2017
Under the just-passed state budget, the state Legislature offers a cost-of-living salary allowance for teachers in high-cost areas. A flexible minimum wage would operate under the same principle.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017
Two years after Seattle began increasing its minimum wage, Seattle’s economy is as strong as ever.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017
A new study of Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017
Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs, a new study shows.
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017
Business groups say they won’t appeal a court ruling that threw out their challenge to the state’s new minimum wage law.
Wed., April 26, 2017
Backed by nearly half of the Senate’s Democrats, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., are introducing revamped legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 and index …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Proposals to end the death penalty, split the state are among those that fell by the wayside Friday because of a legislative deadline.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017
Three proposals from Sen. Mike Baumgartner to lower the minimum wage for some workers face a difficult path to becoming law.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017
Do bigger paychecks help produce bigger babies? Some recent research suggests they might. That was one of several interesting and unexpected results of a recent attempt to check on the …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
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 …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
A federal judge on Wednesday refused to force Wal-Mart to pay $80 million in penalties in a lawsuit alleging the retail giant failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017
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 …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
Lisa Aragon just couldn’t get the headhunter to take no for an answer. Five times in a month, she turned down enticements, including higher pay and four weeks of paid …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017
Higher minimum wage is only the last straw in a pretty big haystack of challenges facing small business.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
Under the new law, Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $11.50 in 2018, $12 in 2019 and $13.50 in 2020. Workers younger than 16 years old can be paid 85 …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016
Washington voters have spoken. We are on a path to pricing unskilled labor out of the job market and slowing economic growth in Washington.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016
Washington state’s minimum wage will increase to $11 an hour on Sunday, the first of a multistep increase approved by voters last month.