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Lawmakers and workers rally Feb. 14 at City Hall in support of New York City determining its own minimum wage. (credit: Public Advocate Letita James/Twitter)

Workers, Elected Officials Call For City To Set Its Own Minimum Wage

Ralliers chanted “poverty wages have to go” and “we want change and we don’t mean pennies” at a demonstration on the City Hall steps Friday.

02/14/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Malloy Proposes Raising Connecticut Minimum Wage To $10.10 By 2017

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president proposed for the federal minimum wage.

02/04/2014

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

Newark Airport Workers Not Included In Port Authority-Ordered Pay Hikes

The agency’s executive director, Patrick Foye – appointed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat – sent a letter Tuesday to four airlines demanding that their contractors give an immediate $1-an-hour pay raise to workers at New York City’s Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.

01/30/2014

FILE - President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol February 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘America Does Not Stand Still – And Neither Will I’

Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.

01/28/2014

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

Comptroller Scott Stringer Urges Albany To Let NYC Set Own Minimum Wage

City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants the city’s minimum wage raised to $11 an hour. The state minimum wage is $8.

01/27/2014

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

Raising Minimum Wage Could Mean Layoffs, Business Owners Caution

While 13 states, including New York, raised their minimum wage above the federal level Jan. 1, many workers and the White House are pushing for even higher pay.

01/09/2014

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Speaker Silver Calls For Faster Increase In State Minimum Wage

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said Monday that he wants to accelerate the state’s scheduled minimum wage increase to $9 by 2015 and tie it to the inflation rate.

12/30/2013

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New York’s Minimum Wage Set To Increase At Year’s End

The first of three increases to New York state’s minimum wage is set to go into effect at the end of 2013.

12/26/2013

Domino's Pizza

Lawmaker: Domino’s Employees Were Fired After Complaining About Conditions

Two area lawmakers rallied Sunday with employees of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant in Washington Heights, after workers there were fired.

12/08/2013

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N.J. Officials: Spending Hit Record High In Last Month’s Elections

According to a preliminary report made public Thursday by the state Election Law Enforcement Commission, total spending was $124 million.

12/05/2013

Fast-food workers strike on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Aug. 29, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Fast Food Workers Nationwide Strike, Asking For Higher Wages

A few hundred workers dropped their spatulas and picked up picket signs outside the McDonald’s on Broadway and 51st Street, chanting “We can’t survive on $7.25.”

12/05/2013

A woman arrives to vote at a polling center in the Mendham Township Fire Department on Nov. 5, 2013 in Mendham, New Jersey. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Small Business Group Warns N.J. Minimum Wage Hike ‘Not A Positive Thing’

As of Jan. 1, 2014, workers making minimum wage will earn $8.25 an hour, $1 more than they do currently.

11/07/2013

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Judge: Strippers Must Be Paid At Least Minimum Wage

A federal judge ruled this week that exotic dancers at a Midtown strip club are protected by labor laws and entitled to be paid at least a minimum wage.

09/11/2013

Fast-food workers strike on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Aug. 29, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Councilwoman: Low Fast Food Wages Hurt Single Parents

A push has been launched in New York City to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers and allow for unions in the industry.

08/31/2013

A coalition of groups rally in front of a McDonald's on East 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem during a protest by fast food workers and supporters for higher wages April 4, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Fast Food Employees Plan Friday Evening Pro-Union Protest

Brooklyn-based fast food workers employed by McDonald’s, Papa John’s and Domino’s will reportedly conduct a pro-union walkout during Friday’s dinner hour.

07/26/2013

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