Minimum wage

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013, file photo, a Lyft car crosses Market Street in San Francisco. In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court has limited the ability of businesses to classify workers as independent contractors, which could affect a range of workers in the so-called "sharing economy," such as Uber and Lyft drivers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 01, 2018 - 7:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California Supreme Court ruling that would limit businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who aren't eligible for certain benefits and employment protections was hailed as a big victory for labor and could shake up the state's so-called gig economy. The...
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March 23, 2018 - 1:40 pm
Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season were stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under a provision in government spending legislation signed Friday. The "Save America's Pastime Act" is included on page 1,967 of the $1.3 trillion spending bill and...
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March 23, 2018 - 2:54 am
COLLEGE BASKETBALL This Sweet 16 is picking up right where its zany lead-in left off. Two No. 9 seeds and an 11 are in the Elite Eight, and at least one of those underdogs will reach the Final Four. Fitting for this NCAA Tournament that's cranked up the unpredictability of March Madness to never-...
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March 22, 2018 - 5:39 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Workers at New York-area airports will see their wages nearly double after the agency that operates the airports approved a series of hikes through 2023, bringing to a close years of protests. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey voted unanimously to raise the...
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In this Feb. 20, 2018, photo, Erika Alexander attends a discussion about subminimum wage workers that depend on tips for their living in New York. Alexander was there to support the idea of one fair wage for all workers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 13, 2018 - 12:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As a waitress, Nadine Morsch was used to having to force an occasional smile for an unpleasant customer. But when a man she was serving made a reference to grabbing her butt, she warned him he better not try. And he made her pay. For the rest of the hour he was in the diner, she...
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In this Feb. 7, 2018, commuters wait for public transportation in Caracas, Venezuela. Workers struggle getting to their jobs because the buses are full or don't run, or they can't find spare parts for their cars. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 20, 2018 - 12:03 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — On many days, Ramon Medina has no choice but to skip work to make ends meet. Like around half of Venezuelans, he earns the minimum wage — the equivalent of around $3 a month — so whenever his cellphone buzzes with a tip, he sneaks away from his job as a hospital orderly...
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February 05, 2018 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charter Communications says it is setting its minimum wage across the board at $15 an hour, citing the impact on its business from the tax overhaul and the repeal of net-neutrality rules. That's more than double the national minimum wage of $7.25, although it varies by state...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, photo, Grace Ochoa, of Performance Food Service, right, talks with a job applicant at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Feb. 2, the U.S. government issues the January jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 02, 2018 - 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month — a trend that fanned inflation fears and sent bond yields rising and stocks sinking. Wages grew in January from a year ago at the fastest...
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President Donald Trump joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., front right, and other members of congress, speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, to acknowledge the final passage of tax overhaul legislation by Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 20, 2017 - 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after landing a massive tax windfall, AT&T, Comcast, Wells Fargo and Boeing — among other major companies — announced plans Wednesday to share a fraction of their bounty with workers. The moves pleased President Donald Trump, who has claimed his $1.5 trillion in tax cuts...
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In this Oct. 14, 2017 photo, Joyce Scott, left, seeks signatures for a proposed South Dakota government ethics constitutional amendment in Brookings, S.D. The amendment would stop lawmakers from changing future ballot measures and the state's initiative system without taking the changes to a public vote. (AP Photo/James Nord)
December 19, 2017 - 3:43 pm
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Joyce Scott made hundreds of phone calls and knocked on countless doors, helping persuade South Dakota voters to approve a ballot measure last year tightening campaign contribution limits and creating a government ethics watchdog. Republican lawmakers quickly torched the new...
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