News Releases | March 28, 2016

California Reported to be First State to Reach $15 Minimum Wage

The potential California action marks a rapid acceleration of the $15 minimum wage movement.

Press Clips | March 27, 2016

NY Times: California Nears Deal to Adopt a $15 State Minimum Wage

Via: New York Times

This is a very big deal, says NELP’s Paul Sonn.

Blog | March 25, 2016

$15 Minimum Wage Would Boost Pay for Nearly 1 Million Workers in New Jersey

Nearly a quarter of the state’s workforce would benefit directly from pay increases under the plan.

Blog | March 14, 2016

Study Sees $15 Minimum Wage Raising Earnings for 37 Percent of New York’s Workers

3.2 million workers will see earnings rise an average of 23 percent by mid-2021 in New York State.

Press Clips | March 3, 2016

Oregon Governor Signs Landmark Minimum-Wage Law

Via: Wall Street Journal

Oregon’s tiered approach raises some concerns, says Paul Sonn.

Blog | March 1, 2016

Alabama Shuts Down Raises for 40,000 Workers in Birmingham as Minimum Wage Fight Continues

Via: Huffington Post

At the behest of business interests, Alabama’s politicians wielded the power of the state to suppress wages.

News Releases | February 25, 2016

Alabama Legislature Passes Bill Barring Cities from Raising Local Wages

The Alabama legislature’s effort to preempt local wage laws is a slap in the face to workers living in poverty.

Press Clips | February 21, 2016

NY Times: When a State Balks at a City’s Minimum Wage

Via: New York Times

Preemption has limited what localities can do to raise wages, says Tsedeye Gebreselassie.

Blog | February 18, 2016

As Alabama Lawmakers Rush to Block Birmingham’s Higher Minimum Wage, ‘Raise Up Alabama’ Launches

Raise Up Alabama coalition launches campaign to defend Birmingham’s higher minimum wage as state lawmakers rush to block it.

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