Results 1 to 3 of 3
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By JohnDoe2
  • 1 Post By JohnDoe2

Thread: Here's where Americans are getting a raise this weekend

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Senior Member JohnDoe2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    PARADISE (San Diego)
    Posts
    88,118

    Here's where Americans are getting a raise this weekend

    Here's where Americans are getting a raise this weekend

    by Julia Horowitz @juliakhorowitzJune 30, 2017: 12:57 PM ET
    e's why we get overtime pay
    A lot of Americans are getting a raise this holiday weekend.

    Minimum wage hikes take effect Saturday in cities, counties and states across the country.

    In San Francisco and Los Angeles, the increase is a step toward a minimum wage of $15 an hour -- the "living wage" threshold that workers' rights activists have been lobbying for since 2012.

    The minimum wage goes up to $14 an hour in San Francisco on Saturday, on the way to $15 next year. In Los Angeles, it rises to between $10.50 and $12, depending on the size of the business. It will hit $15 for all businesses in 2021.

    "It's a lot of help," Agadette Solis, a 21-year-old IHOP hostess in Los Angeles, told CNNMoney.

    She joined the Fight for $15 movement last year, and says her wages help support her two siblings and her mother, who has another baby on the way.

    "Even if it's $1 or $1.50, it's more money for me to save up or spend on my siblings," Solis said. Her pay will jump from $10.50 an hour to $12.

    Other parts of the country have approved more modest bumps. Maryland will raise the minimum wage from $8.75 to $9.25 this weekend, then up to $10.10 next year.

    The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Congress hasn't raised it in 10 years.

    Here's where workers will get a boost on Saturday, and how much they'll start making.

    Chicago: $11 an hour.
    Cook County, Illinois: $10 an hour.
    Emeryville, California: $15.20 an hour for businesses with more than 56 employees, and $14 an hour for businesses with 55 or fewer employees.
    Flagstaff, Arizona: $10.50 an hour.
    Los Angeles: $12 an hour for businesses with more than 26 employees, and $10.50 an hour for businesses with 25 or fewer employees.
    Maryland: $9.25 an hour.
    Milpitas, California: $11 an hour.
    Montgomery County, Maryland: $11.50 an hour.
    Oregon: $10.25 an hour. (Exception: $11.25 an hour in the Portland metro area, and $10 an hour in some counties designated as "non-urban.")
    Pasadena, California: $12 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $10.50 an hour or businesses with 25 or fewer employees.
    San Francisco: $14 an hour.
    San Jose, California: $12 an hour.
    San Leandro, California: $12 an hour.
    Santa Monica, California: $12 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $10.50 an hour or businesses with 25 or fewer employees.
    Washington, D.C.: $12.50 an hour.

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/30/news...y-1/index.html

    Judy likes this.
    NO AMNESTY

    Don't reward the criminal actions of millions of illegal aliens by giving them citizenship.


    Sign in and post comments here.

    Please support our fight against illegal immigration by joining ALIPAC's email alerts here https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  2. #2
    Senior Member JohnDoe2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    PARADISE (San Diego)
    Posts
    88,118
    Minneapolis approves gradual rise in minimum wage to $15 an hour

    June 30, 2017
    By Alex Dobuzinskis

    (Reuters) - The Minneapolis city council approved a measure on Friday requiring large companies to pay workers least at $15 an hour by 2022, a 58 percent increase, joining a trend by liberal-leaning cities across the country to boost living standards for low wage earners.


    The measure, approved by a vote of 11 to 1, will extend the required $15 minimum to smaller businesses in Minnesota's largest city by 2024.

    Businesses of all sizes, including fast-food chains, must begin paying at least $10 an hour by Jan. 1.


    Supporters of the $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis and other cities believe it provides a floor of support for those on the lowest rung of the economic ladder, including many single mothers and children. But critics say required pay increases lead to layoffs and force some employers out of business.


    "The bottom line here is that we have huge disparities in our country and this is one of the ways we can address that," City Councilwoman Linea Palmisano said at the council meeting.


    In Minneapolis, a city with about 415,000 residents, the measure will provide a lifeline to the more than 70,000 workers who stand to benefit from the increase, supporters say. But it is likely to be monitored closely for any negative impact on the labor market.


    Minnesota's current minimum wage - $9.50 for large businesses and $7.75 for small companies - is already the highest in the Midwest.


    "There's going to be intense scrutiny of what happens with this minimum wage and I think that's right," City Councilwoman Elizabeth Glidden, one of the authors of the proposal, said on Friday after the measure was approved.


    City Councilman Blong Yang, who cast the lone dissenting vote, said he was concerned the ordinance would overburden small businesses, including many owned by minority groups, and would raise prices in the city.


    "We cannot make Minneapolis an island," Yang said at the meeting.


    Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest city, as well as San Francisco, Seattle and some other urban areas have approved measures to increase base pay to $15 an hour.


    California, under a law approved last year, is the only state that has set a $15 target for all workers, which it plans to reach in 2022.


    Maryland and Oregon and the cities of Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco have previously approved minimum wage hikes taking effect on Saturday, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/minneapol...174145173.html
    Judy likes this.
    NO AMNESTY

    Don't reward the criminal actions of millions of illegal aliens by giving them citizenship.


    Sign in and post comments here.

    Please support our fight against illegal immigration by joining ALIPAC's email alerts here https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  3. #3
    Senior Member Judy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    52,166
    I hope they did their homework right, and the raise doesn't cost anyone their jobs. I guess we'll find out soon enough. In Seattle, it cost quite a few people their jobs. Not good.
    A Nation Without Borders Is Not A Nation - Ronald Reagan
    Save America, Deport Congress! - Judy

    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-30-2017, 11:56 AM
  2. Raise your voice now and ask Senator Hutchison to raise hers
    By TexSawdust in forum News & Releases from Other Groups
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-21-2010, 11:34 AM
  3. Violent weekend in WI Victims from weekend shootings named
    By Newmexican in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-31-2006, 12:26 PM
  4. Pay too much and you could raise the alarm
    By jp_48504 in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-06-2006, 07:21 AM
  5. Raise the age and put a tax on?
    By JackSmith in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-22-2005, 04:50 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •