Minimum Wage Hike

Illinois Democrats Seek to Pass $15 Minimum Wage

Illinois Democrats are hoping to pass a minimum wage hike up to $15 an hour during the spring legislative session despite the governor’s opposition to increases of any kind.


San Diego’s New Minimum Wage Is Killing Jobs

San Diego’s experimental minimum hourly wage policy is killing job growth, according to a report from The San Diego Union-Tribune. Although California is set to increase the state minimum wage from $10.50 to $15 by 2023, San Diego has already

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Oregon Universities Hit Hard by Minimum Wage Hike

Now that the Oregon legislature has hiked the minimum wage, effective this July, colleges and universities in the state have a decision to make: hire fewer student employees, cut the school’s budget, or raise tuition.

Students walk out of a University of Oregon Board of Trustees meeting in Eugene, Ore., Friday, March 4, 2016, in protest after the board voted to increase tuition for the next school year. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

Gavin Newsom a ‘Moderate’–Except for Guns, Pot, Wages…

On January 18, Orange Country Register columnist John Phillips suggested Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom may be more moderate than people think. But Phillips barely noted that Newsom is pushing massive new gun controls, the legalization of marijuana, and an increase in the minimum wage.

Gavin Newsom (Nick Ut / Associated Press)

$15 Minimum Wage Coming to Santa Monica

The City of Santa Monica’s City Council voted on Tuesday night to approve a minimum wage ordinance that, if approved when it is presented for a second time in two weeks, would raise minimum wage for most businesses to $15 an hour by the year 2020.

Santa Monica from the air (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Hypocrites: L.A. Labor Wants Exemption from $15 Min. Wage

Labor leaders, who insisted for most of the last year that no exemptions should be allowed when instituting a minimum wage hike for the City of Los Angeles, have changed their tune now that the Los Angeles City Council approved the hike to $15 last week, asserting that companies whose employees are unionized should be exempted from the forced wage hike.

Eric Garcetti Raise the Wage (Eric Garcetti / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

L.A. Minimum Wage to Hit $15 in 2020

On Wednesday, a Los Angeles City Council committee, determined to expedite the process of driving businesses out of state, endorsed a proposal raising the citywide minimum wage from its current $9 an hour to $15 an hour by 2020.

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Fresno Workers Demand Min. Wage Hike Despite Massive Unemployment

While Fresno County is suffering from high unemployment–11.6 percent in February 2015, and 12.0 percent in January 2015–Fresno workers have joined the Fight for $15, a national campaign to raise wages and set the minimum wage to $15.

Fresno Skyline (Strangevisitor / Flickr / CC)