minimum wage

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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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Michael Meeropol: Opponents Of Raising The Minimum Wage Seek To Muddy The Waters With Name-Calling

Have you ever heard of the Employment Policies Institute?   It’s one of those so-called “research” organizations that are actually public relations fronts for some special interest groups.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Congressional Corner With Peter Welch

    President Obama has been flexing his executive muscle.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock Congress’ inaction has forced the president’s hand on issues like the minimum wage.

North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Labor Advocates Push For passage Of Paid Time Off And Minimum Wage Bills

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A number of labor advocates were at the statehouse in Montpelier Tuesday to call on legislators to pass bills that would raise the state’s minimum wage to a livable wage and guarantee paid sick days for all employees.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed February 19, 2014

2/19/14 Panel


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and commentator and activist, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Ukraine Uprising
Min. Wage Results
Newark Airport
Spanish Siesta Future?
NJ Road Salt

New York News
3:22 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Caucus Leader Backs Minimum Wage Hike For Cities In New York

Assemblyman Karim Camara

The idea of allowing cities to set their own minimum wage has support from the head of New York’s black and Hispanic caucus, but the plan faces obstacles elsewhere.

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New York News
12:17 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

POTUS' Call For $10.10/hour Minimum Wage Sparks Debate

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On the same day he delivered his State of The Union address this week, President Barack Obama announced that he was increasing the minimum wage for federal contractor workers to $10.10 per hour. There’s mixed reaction to the idea...

The federal minimum wages stands at $7.25 an hour. Many agree that raising the minimum wage re-adjusts it to 1960s levels; for example, the $1.60 minimum wage of 1968 was worth more than $10.50 in 2013 dollars. 

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Silver: Minimum Wage Hike Not Enough

Speaker Silver

New York’s minimum is now $8 an hour, after a new law that takes effect today. It’s part of a phased-in increase that will result in a $9 an hour rate for the state’s lowest income earners by 2016.  But a leading lawmaker says the hike should be phased in faster, and advocates for the poor say tip earners, like wait staff, should also be included.

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