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Connecticut passes $15 minimum wage

The Fight for $15 notched another major victory with lawmakers in Connecticut approving a plan to implement a $15 wage floor across the state by 2023.

Maryland becomes the sixth U.S. state to raise the minimum wage to $15

Lawmakers managed to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a minimum wage bill. Maryland's current minimum wage is $10.10, and the new policy will gradually raise the wage floor to $15 by 2025.

New Jersey to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

The new plan would raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour on July 1, $11 an hour in 2020, $12 an hour in 2021, $13 in 2022, $14 in 2023 and $15 in 2024.

New study shows NY restaurant jobs increase despite tipped minimum wage hike

The report Institute for Policy Studies and the Restaurant Opportunities Center found that job growth at full-service restaurants went up and take-home pay €œincreased significantly€ after New York hiked the tipped minimum from $5 per hour to $7.50 per hour.

St. Paul City Council passes $15 minimum wage, and mayor signs it

Minnesota's second-largest city has joined the growing wave of cities across the country that have decided to require that workers be paid a minimum of $15 an hour.

JPMorgan Chase commits to $18 an hour minimum wage in D.C.

JPMorgan Chase bank has committed to paying its newly hired tellers, bankers and branch managers in the Washington area a minimum of $18 an hour.

New report finds raising the minimum wage reduces prison recidivism

Economics professors found that a minimum wage increase of $.50 an hour reduced the chance that a person would end up back in prison within a year by 2.8%.

$19 per hour minimum wage approved for New York and New Jersey airport workers

This policy is said to bring the wages of thousands of workers, approximately 40,000, to $19 per hour by 2023.

Minimum wage hikes in Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and DC not job killers, new study finds

Raising minimum wage has boosted the paychecks of food service workers while not harming jobs, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michigan court rules $12 minimum wage proposal should go on November ballot

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled in favor of placing a proposal to increase the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour on the November ballot, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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