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$15 Minimum Wage Passed by New Jersey Legislature

State lawmakers send $15 minimum wage measure to Gov. Chris Christie. Will he sign it, or veto it?

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Thousands Rally at McDonald’s Headquarters Demanding $15 and a Union

McDonald’s shut down its worldwide headquarters this week ahead of protests that brought 10,000 underpaid workers into the streets in Chicago and outside the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Oak Brook, Illinois. Fast food workers were joined by home care, child care, airport and university workers from the Fight for $15, all demanding minimum pay of $15 per hour and union representation.

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Arizona Restaurant Lobby’s Sham Minimum Wage Ballot Attempt Fails

The tactics being employed by opponents of minimum wage increases are, to quote Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, getting “curiouser and curiouser!”

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Federal Court Suit in Alabama Seeks to Restore Birmingham’s Minimum Wage Increase

Charging that Alabama’s governor and state legislature violated the Equal Protection clause of the U.S. Constitution by enacting a law to nullify the minimum wage increase passed by the City of Birmingham, two local low-wage restaurant workers were joined by local clergy and civil rights groups in a suit filed last week in federal district court. The suit seeks to undo the state’s preemption of local minimum wage laws, prohibit enforcement of those and other provisions in the law enacted by passage of HB 174 earlier this year, and restore Birmingham’s minimum wage ordinance.

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City of Baltimore Could Be Next to Enact a $15 Minimum Wage

Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke of Baltimore City, together with a coalition of community, faith and worker groups, introduced a bill this week to raise Baltimore City’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020. The bill would also gradually eliminate the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers in Baltimore City, currently set at $3.63 per hour, so that tipped workers would be entitled to the full minimum wage by 2024. At least 80,000 workers in Baltimore City, or more than one-fifth of the City’s workforce, would receive a much needed raise if the measure succeeds.

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Fight for $15 Delivers Raises to 17 Million Workers, but There’s More to Accomplish

Days after low-wage workers in California and New York won landmark victories for $15, tens of thousands of workers in 300 cities took to the streets on April 14th to continue pressing for a $15 minimum wage and union rights for workers across the country.

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