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New York state adopts $15 minimum wage for fast-food jobs

...process behind the fast-food wage increase, which some restaurant...industry employs more low-wage workers than any other sector...competitors who won't have to raise wages an unfair advantage.Pat Pipino...all workers."Raising the wage floor in New York that far that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-10/new-york-state-adopts-15-m
Minimum wage raised in American Samoa to help Georgia tuna plant

...40-cent rise in the minimum wage in American Sa moa signed into...to boost the $4.76 hourly wage in the tiny Pacific island territory...Ga. "The artificially lower wages in American Samoa provide employers...argument for the lower minimum wage. Isakson historically opposes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-09/minimum-wage-raised-americ
Auto workers president rejects lower-tier of wages

...has too many tiers of lower wages.Williams was responding to...members to end a second tier of wages that's about half the $28...than the $15.28 starting wage for second-tier workers...Actually, a third tier of wages already is in place at several...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-25/auto-workers-president-rej
Push higher local wages

...national average hourly wage.That is why the slogan...pay sensible, higher wages. Augusta's hourly workers...gospel of higher hourly wages.The next mayor of Augusta...voters who are hourly wage workers and forcefully advocate for higher wages. It's the right thing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-02/push-higher-local-wages
Proposal would boost hourly wages in South Carolina

...proposal to boost wages in South Carolina...own state minimum wage."We have hundreds...that target hourly wages.In the Senate...introduced a handful of wage-related bills...will have minimum wages in place that exceed the federal minimum wage. The highest hourly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-12/proposal-would-boost-hourl
US employers advertise more job openings in September

...2007-2009 Great Recession.Thursday's report suggests that wages could begin rising at a faster pace because employers are struggling...rising net demand for labor can't be followed by accelerating wages," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-12/us-employers-advertise-mor
Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

...Supporters argue a higher wage floor will help lift...Opponents warn higher wages will kill jobs and...backed the city's wage ordinance.Other...have adopted minimum wages higher than those...the cost of higher wages onto the university...extend the higher wage to outside contractors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-propos
Doubling the minimum wage is fraught with employment dangers

...But if minimum-wage hikes do yield marked...businesses could increase wages anyway, thus perhaps...Since minimum-wage workers are now enjoying higher wages, it is argued...recession, minimum wages were boosted. After the wage hike, and six more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-07-04/doubling-minimum
Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

...won't pay the new, higher wages either.Some economists...cheated out of a legal wage is bound to increase in places where wages rise.Estimates on the...state legislatures and set wages much higher.Seattle...begun phasing in a minimum wage that will hit $15 per...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-10/push-higher-minimum-wage-i
Seattle restaurant succeeds with $15 minimum wage

...city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule...feel the real difference, with wages as much as 60 percent higher...bumped the city's minimum wage to $11 an hour beginning April...annual pay by thousands, with wages for a few of the best compensated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-02/seattle-restaurant-succeed