Minimum wage

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‘You will not have your seat again’: how the Fight for $15 movement gained new momentum
Congress’s failure to raise the federal minimum wage last month dealt a blow, but advocates are pressuring lawmakers to bring the issue back

Lauren Aratani

28, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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White House will not overrule $15 minimum wage decision despite progressives' plea – as it happened
Senate to take up Covid relief bill this week, says Schumer

Gabrielle Canon (now), Joan E Greve and Martin Belam (earlier)

02, Mar, 2021 @1:38 AM

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Raising the US minimum wage: what just happened and what comes next?
A Senate official has ruled that the plan for a $15 minimum cannot be passed with only a simple majority but the fight is far from over

Ed Pilkington in New York

27, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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US vaccine supplies look set to surge as Johnson & Johnson gets nod from panel advising FDA - as it happened
The company expects to deliver 20m doses of the vaccine by March and 100m doses by the end of June

Vivian Ho (now) and Lauren Gambino and Martin Belam (earlier)

27, Feb, 2021 @1:27 AM

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'We need $15': US minimum wage ruling a personal blow for millions of workers
Workers have criticized setback and are pushing elected officials to figure out a way to still pass a $15 federal minimum wage

Michael Sainato

26, Feb, 2021 @5:03 PM

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Ilhan Omar leads calls to fire Senate official who scuppered $15 wage rise
Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled provision in $1.9tn Covid stimulus bill did not qualify for budget reconciliation

Dominic Rushe

26, Feb, 2021 @2:37 PM

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A $15 minimum wage isn't just about justice. It's good economics | Steven Greenhouse
The US has the lowest minimum wage of all G7 nations, in terms of purchasing power, and the third-highest poverty rate in the OECD

Steven Greenhouse

26, Feb, 2021 @11:07 AM

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Republicans unveil two minimum wage bills in response to Democrats' push
Senators Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton set $10-an-hour target while Josh Hawley promotes tax credit scheme

Lauren Aratani

26, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Bernie Sanders: US sick of subsidizing 'starvation wages' at Walmart and McDonald's
Lawmakers hear from low-wage workers as Congress debates first rise in the minimum wage in over a decade

Dominic Rushe

25, Feb, 2021 @5:52 PM

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US minimum wage activists face their toughest foe: Democrat Joe Manchin
Party’s most conservative senator, from one of the poorest states, has advocated for a rise only to $11 an hour – but workers say it’s not enough

Zack Harold in Charleston, West Virginia

22, Feb, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Sanders confident of raising minimum wage as part of $1.9tn Covid package
Republicans have vowed to oppose raising wage to $15 an hour but Senate budget chair says reconciliation process will apply

Martin Pengelly in New York

20, Feb, 2021 @3:32 PM

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My client is a lifelong Republican – and he supports a minimum-wage rise | Gene Marks
There are reasons of fairness and equality to increase the federal minimum to $15. But it’s also good for business

Gene Marks

18, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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