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California college graduates and students to benefit from minimum wage increase

Miguel Cortez, a teacher’s assistant in Northridge, California, is looking forward to July 1st, 2014. Not because of school being out, but because California’s minimum wage will increase from $8 an hour to $9. A recent grad of California State

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Federal minimum wage increase supported by business leaders, backed by economists

Recently, Costco President and CEO Craig Jelinek joined other business owners in support of a proposal that would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10/hour and peg future increases to inflation, much like we do here in Washington state.

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The New York Times gets it right on Social Security

This Saturday, the New York Times editorial board took a hard look at a recently proposed cut to Social Security: using a “chained” CPI (Consumer Price Index) to calculate cost-of-living adjustments. What’s the chained CPI – and why does it

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Bills to cut Washington’s minimum wage get hearing in Olympia

In yesterday’s “Labor and Workforce Development Committee” Washington’s best-in-the-nation minimum wage was under attack yet again. The latest offensive came in the form of three bills, introduced by Rep. Cary Condotta, which would: reduce the minimum wage for tipped workers, lower automatic cost-of-living

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Seven States Increase Minimum Wage on New Year’s Day

Via the National Employment Law Project Raise will Help Thousands of Workers and Strengthen the Economy Washington, DC – On January 1st, the minimum wage increased in seven states, modestly boosting the incomes of approximately 647,000 minimum wage workers in

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