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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) arrives with New York State governor Andrew Cuomo (L) at a campaign event to support Cuomo's reelection October 30, 2014 in New York City. Citizens go to the polls next Tuesday, November 4. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton Stumps For Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Bill Clinton is throwing his political weight behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for re-election.

2 hours ago

Gov. Chris Christie holds a response and readiness briefing about Ebola at Hackensack University Medical Center on Oct. 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Christie Defends His Remarks On Minimum Wage

Christie went on to accuse Democrats and President Barack Obama of focusing on the issue because the country’s economy hasn’t been growing fast enough.

10/23/2014

An employee serves a customer at a Firehouse Subs restaurant in Florida. (credit: CBS 2)

Massachusetts Governor, Gov. Malloy To Laud $10.10 Minimum Wage

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is crossing the border into Connecticut to campaign with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

10/09/2014

About a dozen protesters sat down in the middle of the intersection at Eighth Avenue and West 56th Street around noon Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Police Handcuff Some Protesters As Fast-Food Workers Rally For Higher Pay

At least three people wearing McDonald’s uniforms were hauled away by police officers after standing in the middle of a busy street near Times Square Thursday morning.

09/04/2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Comptroller Scott Stringer: Raise NYC Minimum Wage To $13.13

Stringer released an analysis Monday saying that increase would boost the pay of 1.2 million city residents by an average of $100 per week.

06/16/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

As NY Legislative Session Winds Down, Minimum Wage, Medical Marijuana Among Unresolved Issues

With attention turning to the fall elections, New York legislators may end their session without voting on a minimum wage increase, medical marijuana, public campaign financing or other high-profile issues.

06/08/2014

Fast Food

Fast Food Workers Rally In Albany In Favor Of Higher Minimum Wage

Fast food workers from around New York state rallied at the Statehouse in Albany Tuesday, demanding a higher minimum wage and calling for the passage of legislation that would let cities and towns set their own wage rules.

05/20/2014

Fast food workers hold protest in New York City on 28th Street near Fifth Avenue on May 15, 2014. (Credit: Nicholas Overton)

Fast-Food Workers Hold Protests For Higher Pay

Labor organizers are turning up the heat on McDonald’s and other fast-food chains to raise worker pay, with protests in 150 cities in the United States and 33 other countries Thursday.

05/15/2014

Security guards the doors of a Chelsea McDonald's amid a fast food workers protest, May 7, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Fast Food Workers Plan Global Protests To Demand Higher Wages

Protests are planned for May 15 in 150 cities, including Seoul, Rome, Buenos Aires and New York. Workers are seeking a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.

05/07/2014

JFK, LaGuardia airport workers rally outside Port Authority headquarters, April 23, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Port Authority Votes To Raise Minimum Wage For Hourly JFK, LaGuardia Airport Workers

Baggage handlers, security officers, cabin cleaners and maintenance workers let their voices be heard as the Port Authority votes to force airlines to raise their poverty wage.

04/23/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Has Few Regrets As 100th Day Approaches

New York City’s first Democratic mayor in a generation reflected on his first 100 days in office, largely downplaying middling poll numbers.

04/09/2014

Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn) (file/credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Malloy Signs Nation’s First Law To Institute $10.10 An Hour Minimum Wage

The state legislature passed the measure on Wednesday. Under the law, the minimum wage will increase annually until it reaches $10.10 an hour in 2017.

03/27/2014

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Lawmakers Become First In U.S. To Approve $10.10 Minimum Wage

In a move that won the praise of President Barack Obama, Connecticut State lawmakers voted Wednesday in favor of raising the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.

03/26/2014

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Conn. Effort To Boost Minimum Wage To $10.10 An Hour Clears Hurdle

The bill now moves to the Senate, where a vote is tentatively planned Wednesday. It’s possible the House could take up the bill if the Senate approves it.

03/25/2014

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Newark Airport Workers Expected To Get Higher Minimum Wage

In January, Port Authority executive director Pat Foye wrote to four airlines demanding their contractors give raises to workers at JFK and LaGuardia and phase in a minimum wage of $10.10.

03/20/2014

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