Hillary Rodham Clinton accused former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush of lacking an understanding of the needs of American workers on Monday, using an agenda-setting economic speech to cast Republican prescriptions for the economy as relics of the past that would do little to boost wages for the middle-class.
The latest minimum wage increases in D.C. and Maryland are now in effect.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie played a central role at the state’s Democratic conference on Friday.
McDonald’s says it’s raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.
Maryland’s minimum wage is going up 75 cents.
Protesters outside of the Walmart on H Street are calling for better wages on Black Friday.
Montgomery County’s minimum wage increases Wednesday to $8.40, the first step of a plan to increase it to $11.50 by 2017.
Gov. Pat Quinn agreed on Sunday to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a Nov. 4 Illinois ballot measure on the issue.
D.C. workers are celebrating today, as the city’s minimum wage increases from $8.25 to $9.50 per hour.
Employers and workers in the District are preparing for an increase to the minimum wage, which raises to $9.50 per hour on July 1.