minimum wage

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

Fast-Food Workers Push For Raise At NY Capitol

Credit WAMC composite photo by Aubrey Mulvey

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:
Ukraine
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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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Vermont House Approves January Minimum Wage Increase

Vermont House Chamber
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont House passed a bill Wednesday afternoon  that would make the state the first in the country to cross the $10 mark in its minimum wage.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Vermont House Bucks Shumlin, Speeds Wage Hike

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

On Equal Pay Day New York’s Junior Senator Outlines Women’s Pay Equity Initiatives

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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.

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New York News
3:57 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Gillibrand: Equal Pay Does Not Exist

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.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Vermont Legislators Consider Timeline For Possible Minimum Wage Increase

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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.

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