minimum wage

Capital Region News
4:56 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Action Against Hunger

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Across America, it is a week of dichotomy. For many, Thursday means a massive feast, but Thanksgiving also helps shed light on the 17 percent of Americans who struggle with food insecurity. Faith groups, low-income residents, anti-hunger groups, and Congressman Paul Tonko assembled today in Albany at Emmanuel Baptist Church for the annual Thanksgiving Action Against Hunger.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

NY Jobs: Composite Outlook Is Good

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New Census estimates show the number of New Yorkers living in poverty remained steady from 2012 through last year, mirroring national statistics. The data comes at a time when the Empire State is gearing up to increase benefits for the unemployed and boost  employment opportunities for disabled workers.

The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday proclaimed median household income throughout New York State remained flat at about $57,000.

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Hudson Valley News
7:22 am
Fri September 12, 2014

NYS Senator, Others To Call For Minimum Wage Increase

A New York state Senator will join community groups in Ulster County Friday afternoon to call for a higher minimum wage.

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6:29 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Report: 1 In 7 Require Food Bank Assistance

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A new report from Feeding America shows 50 million Americans rely on food banks and 1 in 7 Americans face food insecurity. It also links substandard nutrition to health problems.

The report entitled "Hunger in America 2014" has revealed some startling statistics: One in seven Americans turns to a food bank for help, about 40 percent of whom have education beyond high school.

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New York News
12:44 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Report: Real Wages, Good-Paying Jobs Still Lagging In Unbalanced Recovery

In post-recession America, many citizens, especially New Yorkers, have yet to experience financial change. A new report finds a "job deficit" persists in mid- and higher-wage industries.

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New York News
6:12 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Fast-Food Workers Push For Raise At NY Capitol

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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. 

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New England News
7:30 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Shumlin Signs Vermont Minimum Wage Increase Law

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Vermont's wage is going up.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

5/1/14 Panel


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

Topics include:
Minimum Wage Filibuster
NYC Teacher Deal
White House on Execution
Facebook Data Limits

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

4/17/14 Panel

    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.

Topics include:
Citizen Bloomberg vs. NRA
NY Lawmakers push for higher minimum wage for chain employees
Deportations dramatically down over last 5 years
TU Stories
Union Hockey Celebration

North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase Moves To Vermont Senate

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.

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