minimum wage http://wamc.org en Fast-Food Workers Push For Raise At NY Capitol http://wamc.org/post/fast-food-workers-push-raise-ny-capitol <p></p><p>Hundreds of low-wage workers and advocates descended upon Albany today to urge the Senate and Assembly to pass legislation that would raise the state minimum wage to $10.10, index it to inflation, and allow cities and counties to set their wages 30 percent higher than the state’s minimum.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:12:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 92827 at http://wamc.org Fast-Food Workers Push For Raise At NY Capitol Shumlin Signs Vermont Minimum Wage Increase Law http://wamc.org/post/shumlin-signs-vermont-minimum-wage-increase-law <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont's wage is going up. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 92231 at http://wamc.org Shumlin Signs Vermont Minimum Wage Increase Law 5/1/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/5114-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Minimum Wage Filibuster<br />NYC Teacher Deal<br />White House on Execution<br />Facebook Data Limits</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89446 at http://wamc.org 5/1/14 Panel 4/17/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/41714-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Ukraine<br />Citizen Bloomberg vs. NRA<br />NY Lawmakers push for higher minimum wage for chain employees<br />Deportations dramatically down over last 5 years<br />TU Stories<br />Union Hockey Celebration</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88399 at http://wamc.org 4/17/14 Panel Minimum Wage Increase Moves To Vermont Senate http://wamc.org/post/minimum-wage-increase-moves-vermont-senate <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont House on Wednesday gave final approval to an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from the current $8.73, to take effect in January. But Governor Peter Shumlin prefers moving to $10.10 in stages by 2017. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87893 at http://wamc.org Minimum Wage Increase Moves To Vermont Senate Vermont House Approves January Minimum Wage Increase http://wamc.org/post/vermont-house-approves-january-minimum-wage-increase <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont House passed a bill Wednesday afternoon&nbsp; that would make the state the first in the country to cross the $10 mark in its minimum wage. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87836 at http://wamc.org Vermont House Approves January Minimum Wage Increase Vermont House Bucks Shumlin, Speeds Wage Hike http://wamc.org/post/vermont-house-bucks-shumlin-speeds-wage-hike <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont House is going against the wishes of Governor Peter Shumlin by calling for an increase in the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour starting in January, rather than 2017. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87742 at http://wamc.org Vermont House Bucks Shumlin, Speeds Wage Hike On Equal Pay Day New York’s Junior Senator Outlines Women’s Pay Equity Initiatives http://wamc.org/post/equal-pay-day-new-york-s-junior-senator-outlines-women-s-pay-equity-initiatives <p></p><p></p><p>Today is Equal Pay Day, the date in 2014 on which women catch up to men’s average 2013 wages. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand outlined her efforts to close the wage gap. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87741 at http://wamc.org On Equal Pay Day New York’s Junior Senator Outlines Women’s Pay Equity Initiatives Gillibrand: Equal Pay Does Not Exist http://wamc.org/post/gillibrand-equal-pay-does-not-exist <p>On Equal Pay Day Tuesday, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told reporters she will continue the fight to ensure women have a fair chance at earning financial security. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:57:50 +0000 Pat Bradley 87726 at http://wamc.org Gillibrand: Equal Pay Does Not Exist Vermont Legislators Consider Timeline For Possible Minimum Wage Increase http://wamc.org/post/vermont-legislators-consider-timeline-possible-minimum-wage-increase <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. But there’s debate over the timeframe for such an increase. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87497 at http://wamc.org Vermont Legislators Consider Timeline For Possible Minimum Wage Increase