While that's great news for the almost 10 million workers affected, 20 other states still pay minimum-wage workers the federal rate of $7.25 an hour.
A group called Patriotic Millionaires has failed to get Congress to raise their taxes or boost the minimum wage. Now they're taking their concerns about inequality to swing-state voters.
As most New Yorkers isolated inside this week to avoid the hazardous smoke that enveloped the city, one man was rushing ramen across town for a customer's dinner.
The raises will impact 95 different job titles. Housekeepers, cooks and security guards will see the biggest differences, the company said.
During the so-called "Great Resignation," workers are leaving their jobs in search of better pay and working conditions. But where should they look for greener pastures? According to a new report from Oxfam, not Georgia. The report finds the state ranks near the bottom of the list when considering its low minimum wage, lack of union protections and new abortion ban. GPB's Peter Biello spoke with Kaitlyn Henderson, the author of the Oxfam Report.
The retail giant currently pays a $15 per hour starting wage, but said it would raise it to as much as $24. Companies have been boosting pay and benefits in an effort to keep and attract workers.
Liberty County outside Savannah is one place where the number of people quitting their jobs has been extraordinary, even amid the national so-called Great Resignation that's seen record numbers of people quit. Why Liberty County is so hard hit and how the employee exodus is changing the fabric of the community, is the subject of this week's Georgia Today.
Chris Kempczinski held a town hall with employees on Monday after reports revealed he messaged Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and appeared to blame the death of two shooting victims on their parents.
Costco pays $17 an hour after a second raise this year. Starbucks is raising hourly pay to $15 amid a union effort. Major chains are pushing to draw workers, who have shunned a million retail jobs.
David Card, Joshua Angrist, and Guido Imbens win a Nobel Prize for revolutionizing how economics is done.
The U.S.-based economists shared this year's Nobel in economics for their work with "natural experiments," such as studying how changes to the minimum wage impact the labor market.
Workers simply don't earn enough money to keep up with skyrocketing rental rates across the country, the National Low Income Housing Coalition found in its latest Out of Reach report.
A juicy prime rib. A glossy art book. A few days off work without worrying about bills. These are the unreachable desires of some of America's workers earning just above minimum wage.
The former union leader will head the Labor Department at a time when the pandemic has left millions unemployed and raised concerns about workplace safety.
Democrats passed the $1.9 trillion bill on a party-line vote, and Republicans do not appear ready to compromise on infrastructure, voting rights, the minimum wage, immigration or much else.