The critical implication, to us, is that if policymakers want to raise the minimum wage, they need to consider whether workers have alternative sources of insurance coverage.
On Labor Day—a holiday meant to celebrate American workers—Nancy Pelosi is again pushing for a long-sought hike in the federal minimum wage.
The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 was set in 2009 and has not been raised since.
Sarku Hibachi Grill & Buffet in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, required servers paid an hourly wage of $3 or less to share their tips with the owner and manager, an investigation found.
The fast-food workers were protesting about the lack of air conditioning in their restaurant during the hot summer months.
Ex-Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani has endorsed Elder, saying he will ""save California from floating all the way to the People's Republic of Communist China."
Though a majority of Americans make more than the current minimum wage, it's estimated roughly 17 million workers will still be paid below $15-an-hour by 2025.
"$15 an hour is the floor," the Congressional Progressive Caucus tweeted Saturday, even as $7.25 has been in place since 2009.
Today, there is no state, county or city in the U.S. where a minimum-wage employee working 40 hours per week can afford a 2-bedroom rental, a recent study said.
Da Leigh told Newsweek she quit after a day-and-a-half because she was "being denied basic human rights."
Governor John Carney, a Democrat, signed a bill Monday to raise the state's $9.25 minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of 2025.
"You can go get a job at some of those fast-food restaurants, and get paid better base wages than you do here," said former "hotshot" firefighter Aaron Humphrey.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a tweet criticizing the company after a Twitter user shared a photo of a sign in a drive-thru location: "Effectively immediately, we will not be open until 7:00 a.m. I am sorry about this, but we just don't have enough employees."
The act has been decried as discriminatory by lawmakers and advocates.
The flyer, which detailed the hourly wage of the restaurant's staff and asked diners to "take care" of them, led to a customer arguing with the business, and a subsequent Reddit-wide debate.
During that same period, inflation caused the federal tipped minimum wage to lose almost half its value.
According to the dad, his teen son "loves every minute" of his job. Twitter, however, was not convinced.
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found that more 43.5 percent of child care workers, or 560,000 people, would benefit from the minimum wage being bumped to $15 per hour in the next four years.
"Those people...who are coming into the labor force brand fresh—not old-timers who've been around for a while—the poor, the minorities the disenfranchised, those with less education, young people who haven't had the job experience, these people aren't worth $15 an hour in most cases."
"I wish people knew what it was like to deliver for UberEats, Postmates, DoorDash, all these companies," said TikToker Smithson Michael.
A sign claims that new hires will receive a free iPhone after working for six months and meeting the employment criteria.
The Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training estimates that the new law will raise wages for approximately 70,000 workers by next year and approximately 140,000 over four years.
"The key is for big companies like ours to set a standard," said CEO Brian Moynihan, "We think it's part of sharing our success with our communities."
The fast food giant said it would raise wages for staff, but the increase only impacts those who work at outlets owned by the company.
The cost of medical care in the average U.S. city has increased 39 percent since the last minimum wage increase.
Sinema received over $47,000 in campaign donations following her "no" vote against her party's minimum wage increase.
Rep. David Rouzer shared an image stating that the fast food restaurant was closed due to a shortage of workers. He blamed the issue on federal stimulus payments and unemployment benefits, sparking fierce debate on Twitter.
The Florida restaurant is considering increasing its starting wages to attract more potential employees.
The San Francisco-based firm said it would make donations to the campaign until the end of the month.