Governor Brown Signs $15 Minimum Wage in California

April 9, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown, casting a living wage as a moral impera- tive while questioning its economic rationale, signed legislation on April 3rd raising California’s mandatory minimum to $15 an hour by 2022, acting within hours of a similar bill signing in […]

Lawson: Republicans Attack Minimum Wage Wins

April 9, 2017

“Lawmakers,” writes Laura Clawson in The Daily Kos, “are saying ‘screw the will of the voters’ in response to ballot votes to raise the minimum wage in several places across the country… ‘Voters took to the polls in November and approved big hikes in four […]

Hundreds Call for Equality During Memphis MLK March

April 5, 2017

Supporters of the Black Lives Matter and Fight for $15 movements have marched through the streets of downtown Memphis, demanding higher wages and racial equality on the 49th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. […]

Baltimore Mayor Vetoes $15 Minimum Wage Bill

March 26, 2017

The council had already voted 11 to 3 on Monday to approve the bill, which would raise the minimum wage in the city gradually to reach $15 an hour by 2022. Twelve of the council’s 15 members would have to vote to override the veto. […]

Baltimore City Council Passes $15 Minimum Wage Bill

March 21, 2017

The vote sends the bill to Mayor Catherine Pugh, who hasn’t said whether she will sign it. Spokesman Anthony McCarthy says she’ll make a decision “within the next few days.” Twelve votes would be needed to override a mayoral veto. […]

New California Laws Bump Up Minimum Wage, Tighten Gun Rules

December 26, 2016

California’s minimum wage will increase from $10 an hour to $10.50 for businesses with 26 or more employees under SB3 by Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. It will eventually rise to $15 an hour in 2022. The law delays the increases by one year for […]

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