Blog | September 30, 2015

Polls Show Strong Support for $15 New York State Minimum Wage, Higher Federal Minimum in Key 2016 States

Two recently released opinion polls showed New York State voters overwhelmingly support a $15 statewide minimum wage by 2021.

Blog | September 2, 2015

Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Argument on Franchisors’ Challenge to Seattle $15

Seattle’s first-in-the-nation $15 minimum wage began to phase in this spring after a federal court rejected the fast food industry’s(…)

Blog | August 19, 2015

Birmingham Becomes 1st City in Deep South to Set Local Minimum Wage

Birmingham’s minimum wage will increase to $8.50 in July 2016 and to $10.10 in July 2017.

Blog | June 5, 2015

New York State Wage Board Hears Call from Workers and Advocates for $15 Fast-Food Minimum Wage

A packed hearing of a special New York State Wage Board today in the City Council chamber in Buffalo saw(…)

Blog | May 19, 2015

Los Angeles Becomes Largest City to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

Los Angeles, California, the nation’s second largest city, set a new milestone today, becoming the latest and largest city to(…)

Blog | May 8, 2015

Prompted by Growing Fight for $15 Movement, NY Governor Moves to Raise Wages for Fast-Food Workers

If anyone still doubted the ability of workers to organize and win substantial minimum wage gains, those doubts should have(…)

Blog | April 20, 2015

Fight for $15 Movement Grows With Largest Low-Wage Worker Protests in U.S. History

April 15th marked the largest protests by low-wage workers in the nation’s history.

Blog | April 2, 2015

Data Points: Many of the Highest-Growth Occupations Are Low-Wage Jobs

NELP’s prior labor market analyses showed that employment growth during the recovery has been concentrated in lower-wage industries and occupations.(…)

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