Minimum wage

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Most workers at large retail and food firms get less than $15 an hour – study
While CEOs earn multimillion-dollar salaries, most workers make significantly less than a living wage

Michael Sainato

19, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Long hours, dangerous chemicals: nail salon workers fight for industry change
Legislation in New York’s senate and assembly would create a council with powers to establish workplace standards

Michael Sainato

15, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Living in a woman’s body: hospitality workers have always suffered abuse. In the pandemic, it got worse
Many women working in restaurants and bars say men routinely asked them to remove their masks in return for tips, putting their lives at risk

Saru Jayaraman

14, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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West Hollywood votes to set highest minimum wage in US
The minimum hourly rate will rise to $17.64 by July 2023 after unanimous vote by California city’s council

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

05, Nov, 2021 @6:18 PM

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The US restaurant industry is lacking in wages, not workers | Saru Jayaraman and Mark Bittman
The industry bemoans benefits, but workers don’t want jobs where pay is low and risks high, say Saru Jayaraman, president of One Fair Wage, and author Mark Bittman

Saru Jayaraman and Mark Bittman

09, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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US economy picks up just 266,000 April jobs as hiring slows sharply
Numbers far short of the 1m jobs Wall Street had anticipated and suggests US businesses struggling to find enough workers

Richard Partington and Graeme Wearden

07, May, 2021 @3:31 PM

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Joe Biden raises minimum wage to $15 an hour for federal contractors
President signed an executive order that will provide a pay bump to thousands of workers, some who make as little as $10.95 an hour

Guardian staff and agencies

28, Apr, 2021 @12:10 AM

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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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