Tag: minimum wage
The GOP-majority Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #2 today killed three bills that would have raised the minimum wage in Virginia.
A Senate committee failed to pass two measures that would have seen an increase in Virginia’s minimum wage.
Virginia Republicans might be misreading public sentiment on Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s push to restore the voting rights of ex-felons.
Republicans would love Obamacare to be a campaign issue this fall. They will be disappointed.
A Senate committee voted to advance a bill barring localities from requiring employers to offer pay or benefits above the minimum levels laid out in state and federal law.
Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia and 23 U.S. cities have raised the minimum wage as a way to reduce income inequality.
This afternoon, on a series of party-line votes, Senate Republicans shot down Democratic efforts to improve the economic security of working families.
The House Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #1 effectively killed four bills that would have raised the minimum wage in Virginia.
As the Virginia General Assembly reconvenes, Hillary Clinton offered her support for proposed measures to increase the minimum wage for Virginia’s workers.
Raising the minimum wage makes good business sense whether you are a Republican, Democrat or independent. It should not be a partisan issue.
ProgressVA sponsored the “Live the Wage Challenge” asking elected officials, community leaders, advocates, and everyday citizens to walk in the shoes of a minimum wage worker by living on a minimum wage budget for one week.
Polling done this week by Christopher Newport University shows that Virginia voters are leaning Republican in the 2015 Virginia General Assembly races. But at the same time, voters are showing strong support for policy positions on key issues like minimum wage, gun control, payday lending restrictions and redistricting reform advocated by Democratic candidates.
Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senator Patty Murray and 31 of their Senate colleagues in introducing the Raise the Wage Act, legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 by 2020 and help expand economic opportunity for hardworking families.
You don’t need a Walmart front-door greeter to find the flaw in the company’s recently announced boost in worker wages: it’s not enough.
In a party-line vote this afternoon, Republicans on the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee defeated Senator Dave Marsden’s SB 681, a bill to raise the minimum wage in Virginia to $10.10.
The General Assembly convened for its annual session on January 14. Although the session scheduled to adjourn at the end of February is termed “the short session,” it will have a full agenda of opportunities and challenges.
As a restaurant owner operating in four states and looking to expand, I’m happy to see the minimum wage going up in 21 states to kick off the new year. I’d like to see the federal minimum wage increase as well to benefit business and our economy nationwide.
Only 26 percent of all full-time workers in Virginia earn a wage that will allow a single working parent with two children to make ends meet.
The Senate is polarized between opposing points of view with a willingness to compromise being seen as a sign of weakness.
The last place that Jim Webb seemed to want to be was there. There, this particular afternoon, was Court Square Theater, toward the end of his 2006 Senate race.
My friend, Mark Warner is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate because he believes that all Virginians should get a fair shot at success.
I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today.
A new report shows that in Virginia, families are struggling with the reality of making ends meet on a limited budget while state legislators refuse to implement life and cost savings by expanding Medicaid.
President Obama at a private event in Los Angeles: “I’ve got two years left in this presidency. I want to get a whole bunch of stuff done. I need your help. So let’s go out there and work.”
If Congress actually listened to small business owners, the minimum wage would be going up. Instead, July 24 will mark five years without an increase since the federal minimum wage was set at $7.25 an hour in 2009.
President Obama speaks at an event in Austin, Texas, on the economy, jobs and the political culture in Washington, D.C.
What is the face of a minimum wage worker? Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie thinks he knows.
We just got a jobs report today showing that we’ve now seen the fastest job growth in the United States in the first half of the year since 1999.
For members of the college and high school classes of 2014, and for past graduates, this effort to tackle the student debt issue is sorely needed.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance legislation that would raise the minimum wage.
On Wednesday this week, the United States Senate will hold a vote to raise the minimum wage, currently at $7.25 an hour, by 95 cents a year for the next three years. It will become $10.10 an hour in 2016.
Although the terms “minimum wage” and “living wage” are sometimes used interchangeably, their meanings are quite different. A minimum wage is the lowest a business can legally pay. A living wage is what its workers need to meet their families’ basic needs – to stave off the choice between a gallon of gas and a gallon of milk.
Virginia voters say 57-32 percent that they are optimistic about the next four years with their new governor, Terry McAuliffe, and give him a cautious 44-29 percent approval rating, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Our starting pay for sales associates is $10. We know that gradually raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour makes good business sense.
A voice vote in the House Commerce and Labor committee killed a measure to increase the minimum wage in Virginia. The bill, SB 590 (Sen. Dave Marsden, D-Fairfax), would have raised the state minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.25 incrementally over the next two years.
Democrat Bruce Elder announced today he is ending his campaign for U.S. Congress in the Sixth District due to being diagnosed with cancer.
The Virginia Senate voted Tuesday 20-20 to pass a bill that would raise the state minimum wage to $9.25. The vote took place along party lines, with all Democrats supporting and all Republicans opposed. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam broke the tie.