The main source of consumer unease is the lack of real wage growth.
The economic fact that increasing the minimum wage reduces poverty is now indisputable.
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But the Labor Department says the expense will be outweighed by economic benefits.
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) on Monday argued that a minimum wage increase would help reduce...
The Labor secretary said he is using "every tool" to combat wage inequality.
Top executives now make 257 times the average worker's salary.
A leading House Democrat said Friday that there are plenty of women seeking equal pay like former ...
GOP Senate candidates are struggling to find the right message on the minimum wage.
Perry called the latest minimum wage push by Democrats an “easy political line.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) used the latest jobs report to call on Speaker John...
The Senate voted 54-42 to end debate on a motion to proceed, short of the 60 votes needed.
The purchasing power of minimum-wage workers' paychecks has been eroding.
Obama’s use of executive power will be a major issue in the midterm elections.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said she hopes Republicans will “rethink” their opposition to...
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) has introduced a bill that would hike the federal minimum wage from $7.25...
Tomorrow, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will host another hearing on the U.S. War on Poverty. It is...
It is useful to move past dueling statistics and rhetoric to consider economic principles.
A panel passed the 2015 funding bill, but only after a spat on raising the minimum wage.
Workers went on strike in dozens of cities in the U.S. and abroad.
The former senator said Republicans can't alienate blue-collar workers.
Rep. Tom Cole said he'd consider raising minimum wage in return for job proposals.
Senate Democrats vowed to repeatedly bring minimum wage legislation to the floor.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that, if Republicans cared about the...