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Obama Administration Pushing For Higher Pay For Black Single Mothers

White House working to pass Raise the Wage Act

At the current minimum wage, a single mom who works full-time to support two children…

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Minimum Wage Increase: NYC Mayor Upping the Ante to $15

Plan will cost city more than $230 million and boost pay for contract, union workers

Workers in the Big Apple can expect to earn at least $15 an hour by…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

New Year, New Pay: See Which States Plan to Increase Minimum Wage in 2016

13 states, plus the District of Columbia, will increase pay in 2016

As of Jan. 1, 2015, 29 states, plus the District of Columbia, agreed to raise…

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#Fightfor15: 10 Moving Photos That Prove a Minimum Wage Hike is Needed

Thousands of workers go on strike in support of minimum wage hike

Three years ago this month, the Fight for 15 campaign launched in an effort to…

By Courtney Connley

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Push for $15 Minimum Wage Hike

If approved, New York will have the highest state minimum wage in the country

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will announce a $15 minimum wage hike for all workers in the…

By Courtney Connley

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Retail Workers Want a Raise, Too

New York State set a precedent with fast food workers

Following the passing of New York’s $15 Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers bill, retail…

By Courtney Connley

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Hillary Clinton Supports Minimum Wage Hike

Clinton urges the creators of the "Fight for 15" movement to continue their work

Hillary Clinton voices her support for a minimum wage hike in a phone call to…

By Courtney Connley

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Los Angeles Becomes Latest City to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

City Council passes vote to increase wages to $15 an hour

Los Angeles passes a vote to increase minimum wages to $15 an hour.

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Stand Against Racism Day: The YWCA Makes the Case for Equality, Justice, and Economic Empowerment

BE holds interview with YWCA CEO Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

Today kicks off the YWCA’s “Stand Against Racism” campaign from April 23 – April 27.

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McDonald’s Increases Hourly Wage and Benefits for a Portion of Its Workers

Changes won't affect employees who work for McDonald's franchisees

Effective July 1, McDonald’s will increase its minimum wage and benefits for all employees, except…

By Courtney Connley

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Over 3.1 Million Americans Expected to See a Pay Raise in the New Year

20 states planning to increase minimum wages on New Years day

On January 1st, 20 states will increase their minimum wage rates, leading to a major…

By Courtney Connley

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Chicago Lawmakers Vote for Minimum Wage Increase

City council votes to increase minimum wage rates to $13 by 2019

Chicago’s City Council votes to increase minimum wage to $13 by the middle of 2019

By Courtney Connley

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Survey: 62% of Employers Believe Minimum Wage Should Be Increased

Majority of people earning minimum wage struggle to make ends meet

A nationwide survey was conducted to determine the number of employers in favor of increasing…

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University President Takes Pay Cut to Help Minimum Wage Employees

Kentucky State University interim president cuts salary by $90,000

Kentucky State University interim president Raymond Burse agrees to a $90,000 pay cut in order…

By Courtney Connley

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Studies Show Link Between Minimum Wage and Job Growth

Latest observation shows positive impact from pay increase

A recent observation conducted by Goldman Sachs proves that an increase in minimum wage can…

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Nationwide Minimum Wage Campaign Goes Grassroots

The need for our young to earn more money is apparent, and communities across the U.S. are fighting for higher minimum wages.

After Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray recently increased the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour,…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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The Effects of the Minimum Wage Block on African Americans

An increase in minimum wage can raise the income of African Americans by $5.2 billion

An increase in minimum wage can raise the income of African Americans by $5.2 billion

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Disney World Proposes Raising Wages to $10 an Hour

Walt Disney Co. made an offer to the unions representing employees at its Florida-based Disney World park

The proposed pay raise would apply to full-time hourly employees

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How Obama Plans To Win His Minimum Wage Campaign

Do you think the minimum wage will be raised?

In his weekly address, President Obama focused on his latest campaign: raising the minimum wage

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Minimum Wage Proposal Has Growing Support From White House

The White House has thrown its weight behind a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to at least $10 an hour

Will it pass both the House and the Senate?

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