McDonald’s to Raise U.S. Workers’ Hourly Wage to $10 By End of 2016


While fast-food workers across the country plan protests over their wages later this month, employees at McDonald’s-owned restaurants can expect pay hikes starting this summer. The fast-food giant will raise the average hourly rate for workers at the U.S. restaurants it owns to $ 9.90 from $ 9.01 starting July 1, while those wages will climb to $ 10 per hour by the end of 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The company will also allow those employees to earn up to five days Read more [...]

The Facts On Increasing The Minimum Wage


The minimum wage is one of those topics which tends to create a lot of attention. Those in favor argue that it will help the economy. Those opposed say it will hurt small businesses. Raise it? Keep it the same? What’s the best decision? Find out in this article.
Forbes – Personal Finance

Seattle raises minimum wage to $15 an hour, highest in U.S.


This progressive and expensive city struck a blow against rising income inequality Monday when the City Council voted unanimously to raise the minimum wage to $ 15 an hour, the highest municipal minimum of any metropolis in the country and the rallying cry of fast-food workers and union…
Nation – Los Angeles Times

Seattle mayor proposes $15 minimum wage


A day after Republicans in the U.S. Senate quashed an effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $ 10.10 an hour, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced a proposal Thursday for a $ 15 municipal minimum wage that he said would "improve the lives of workers who can barely afford to live" in this high-tech city on Puget Sound. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Obama takes agenda on tour, urging boost in minimum wage


The president visits Costco and a steel plant, focusing on raising the minimum wage to $ 10.10 for employees of U.S. contractors, and creating a test program for the MyRA retirement savings account. WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — He has taken to saying he has a pen and a phone that he can use to work around Republicans in Congress, but President Obama also has a jet and a helicopter. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]