Tag: minimum wage

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Op-Ed — Texas Can’t Afford a Minimum Wage Hike

After years on the back burner, the minimum wage is hot again. A national campaign to institute a $15 an hour minimum wage has picked up steam in various parts of the country, while here in Texas, legislation has already been filed that would raise the state’s minimum wage to more than $10 an hour.

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Un-Happy California Labor Day: 840 Factory Jobs Leaving

The 840-employee Ashley Furniture factory in Colton, California is preparing to shut down over Labor Day weekend — thanks to the state’s new $15 minimum hourly wage — and join the over 9,000 companies that have left California in the last seven years.