Minimum wage

A butcher pushes beef ribs to sell at Las Pulgas market in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Venezuelans are bracing for a 3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage on Monday, leaving one butcher contemplating firing some of his six employees just to stay in business, and the introduction of a new currency that lops five zeros off the country’s fast-depreciating bills. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
August 20, 2018 - 12:02 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan shopkeepers and consumers nervously awaited the launch of dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a new currency and a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage. The changes start to kick in...
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A butcher pushes beef ribs to sell at Las Pulgas market in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Venezuelans are bracing for a 3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage on Monday, leaving one butcher contemplating firing some of his six employees just to stay in business, and the introduction of a new currency that lops five zeros off the country’s fast-depreciating bills. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
August 19, 2018 - 3:20 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Residents across Venezuela's capital spent a nervous weekend bracing for dramatic measures that President Nicolas Maduro has announced to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage. The changes start to kick in Monday...
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Rusty Nickel Brewing Company. August 15, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Mike Baggerman
August 16, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Upstate New York currently has a minimum wage of $10.40 with plans to increase it to $12.50 by 2020. Proponents of the rise in minimum wage said that doing so provides a living wage for people who often have to juggle multiple jobs to make a living. However, small business...
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July 27, 2018 - 7:04 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland has agreed to raise the minimum wage for employees at its California theme park to $15 an hour. Disneyland Resort announced the 40 percent increase on Thursday and says it will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. As part of a deal with labor unions, the resort says it...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser pauses during a news conference in Washington. On June 19, 2018, Bowser was Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 19, 2018 - 10:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office. Voters also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013, file photo, a Lyft car crosses Market Street in San Francisco. In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court has limited the ability of businesses to classify workers as independent contractors, which could affect a range of workers in the so-called "sharing economy," such as Uber and Lyft drivers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 01, 2018 - 7:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California Supreme Court ruling that would limit businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who aren't eligible for certain benefits and employment protections was hailed as a big victory for labor and could shake up the state's so-called gig economy. The...
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March 23, 2018 - 1:40 pm
Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season were stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under a provision in government spending legislation signed Friday. The "Save America's Pastime Act" is included on page 1,967 of the $1.3 trillion spending bill and...
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March 22, 2018 - 4:17 pm
Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season would be stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under a provision in government spending legislation expected to be approved by Congress this week. The "Save America's Pastime Act" is included on page 1,967 of the...
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December 24, 2017 - 7:03 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, the new year is bringing a minimum wage increase and a middle class tax cut. Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is slowly revealing his wish-list for 2018. A look at stories making news: MINIMUM WAGE HIKE Thousands of New Yorkers are poised to...
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December 20, 2017 - 6:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's time the state examines whether to do away with the practice of allowing employers to pay tipped workers less than the minimum wage. The Democrat announced the proposal as one of several measures on his 2018 agenda. He wants state labor...
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