Tag Archives: Minimum Wage increase

Overnight Dispatches

Even if we remove references to the mogul from the feed, Monday was a very busy news day. Word came last night of Herald Smith’s passing. Smith was founder of CRST, Inc., the trucking company he famously started in a … Continue reading

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It's Not About Minimum Wage

Two bits of news related to minimum wage emerged last week, and neither of them represents a solution for low wage workers. The Iowa Legislature advanced Senate Study Bill 1151 from a subcommittee to increase the minimum wage to $8.75 … Continue reading

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Labor Secretary Finalizes Minimum Wage Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Wednesday, Oct. 1, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez issued a final rule raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2015. According to the Associated Press, the change will impact more than … Continue reading

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Low Wages And Maria Fernandes' Fatal Nap

What working person hasn’t taken a nap in their vehicle? Part time and temporary workers with multiple jobs are unlikely to get enough rest, so why not set the alarm clock and snooze after arriving early for a shift, or … Continue reading

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Sen. Harkin Will Push For Minimum Wage Increase

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today outlined the success of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which he chairs, in producing 10 bipartisan bills that were signed into law by the President. Those laws include landmark legislation to improve … Continue reading

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