minimum wage

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
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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
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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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