Minimum wage

November 10, 2017 - 6:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the ongoing legal cases against Uber (all times local): 11:00 a.m. Britain's Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that drivers of the ride-hailing service Uber are entitled to basic protections such as a guaranteed minimum wage and paid time off. Judge Jennifer Eady...
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Union workers and minimum wage activists gather for a Labor Day rally in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Hundreds of people marched through downtown calling for a $15 minimum wage nationwide and stronger union protection for workers. The marchers held a large banner reading, "America Needs Unions" as they marched to City Hall while chanting. Some of the demonstrators also wore red shirts that said: "Fight for $15." (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
September 04, 2017 - 5:33 pm
Labor Day is a holiday to honor the American worker, but it also has a political bent. Across the country gatherings and parades invite politicians to march and speak on the day that also marks a final hurrah for summer. Here's a look at how the United States celebrated its Labor Day. ___ TO THE...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2014, file photo, a sign that reads "15 Good Work Seattle" is displayed below Seattle City Hall, right, and the Columbia Center building, left, after the Seattle City Council passed a $15 minimum wage measure. Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday, June 26, 2017, that contradicted another new study published last week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 26, 2017 - 1:36 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week. A University of Washington team studying the law's effects found that the law has boosted pay in low-wage jobs since it took...
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University students hold a candlelight vigil for their late classmate Juan Pablo Pernalete in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Students commemorated Pernalete who was killed this week by security forces during an anti-government protest. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 30, 2017 - 4:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal. On his regular Sunday television show, Maduro ordered a 60 percent increase in the country's...
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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray reads a statement to media members, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Seattle. A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Murray of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, and in interviews with The Seattle Times, two other men claim he abused them. The mayor denied the allegations through his personal spokesman Jeff Reading. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 07, 2017 - 7:05 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Ed Murray led a long campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state, toiled for nearly two decades as a state lawmaker and won his biggest personal political victory in 2013 when he unseated Seattle's incumbent mayor by promising the ultra-liberal city to raise the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015, file photo, the Space Needle towers in the background beyond a container ship anchored in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle. U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low _ a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 10, 2017 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a healthy pace, evidence that the economy remains on solid footing nearly eight years after the Great Recession ended. The unemployment rate dipped to a low 4.7 percent from 4.8 percent, the Labor Department...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015, file photo, the Space Needle towers in the background beyond a container ship anchored in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle. U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low _ a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 10, 2017 - 6:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low — a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market. Economists have forecast a job gain of 186,000 and a decline of one-tenth of a...
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