Minimum wage

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser pauses during a news conference in Washington. On June 19, 2018, Bowser was Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 20, 2018 - 12:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. Voters on Tuesday also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser pauses during a news conference in Washington. On June 19, 2018, Bowser was Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 19, 2018 - 10:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office. Voters also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013, file photo, a Lyft car crosses Market Street in San Francisco. In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court has limited the ability of businesses to classify workers as independent contractors, which could affect a range of workers in the so-called "sharing economy," such as Uber and Lyft drivers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 01, 2018 - 7:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California Supreme Court ruling that would limit businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who aren't eligible for certain benefits and employment protections was hailed as a big victory for labor and could shake up the state's so-called gig economy. The...
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March 23, 2018 - 1:40 pm
Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season were stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under a provision in government spending legislation signed Friday. The "Save America's Pastime Act" is included on page 1,967 of the $1.3 trillion spending bill and...
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February 06, 2018 - 11:45 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's election-year budget plan will renew battles with Republican lawmakers over imposing a Marcellus Shale natural gas tax and increasing the minimum wage. Wolf's...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, photo, Grace Ochoa, of Performance Food Service, right, talks with a job applicant at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Feb. 2, the U.S. government issues the January jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 02, 2018 - 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month — a trend that fanned inflation fears and sent bond yields rising and stocks sinking. Wages grew in January from a year ago at the fastest...
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November 10, 2017 - 6:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the ongoing legal cases against Uber (all times local): 11:00 a.m. Britain's Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that drivers of the ride-hailing service Uber are entitled to basic protections such as a guaranteed minimum wage and paid time off. Judge Jennifer Eady...
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Union workers and minimum wage activists gather for a Labor Day rally in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Hundreds of people marched through downtown calling for a $15 minimum wage nationwide and stronger union protection for workers. The marchers held a large banner reading, "America Needs Unions" as they marched to City Hall while chanting. Some of the demonstrators also wore red shirts that said: "Fight for $15." (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
September 04, 2017 - 5:33 pm
Labor Day is a holiday to honor the American worker, but it also has a political bent. Across the country gatherings and parades invite politicians to march and speak on the day that also marks a final hurrah for summer. Here's a look at how the United States celebrated its Labor Day. ___ TO THE...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2014, file photo, a sign that reads "15 Good Work Seattle" is displayed below Seattle City Hall, right, and the Columbia Center building, left, after the Seattle City Council passed a $15 minimum wage measure. Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday, June 26, 2017, that contradicted another new study published last week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 26, 2017 - 1:36 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week. A University of Washington team studying the law's effects found that the law has boosted pay in low-wage jobs since it took...
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University students hold a candlelight vigil for their late classmate Juan Pablo Pernalete in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Students commemorated Pernalete who was killed this week by security forces during an anti-government protest. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 30, 2017 - 4:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal. On his regular Sunday television show, Maduro ordered a 60 percent increase in the country's...
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