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Report: After Five Years of Minimum Wage Increases, New York City’s Restaurant Industry Is Thriving

A higher wage floor did not cause the “sky to fall” as industry lobbyists had warned.

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U.S. House Approves Historic $15/hour One Fair Wage

Bill would nearly double federal wage floor after decade of stagnancy at $7.25.

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NELP: CBO score shows Raise the Wage Act should be ‘no-brainer for Congress'

Congress has no excuse: It must pass the Raise the Wage Act immediately.

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Report: Workers Lose Billions Thanks to Corporate Campaign to Block Local Raises

Nearly 350,000 workers are each losing $4,000 annually because their states blocked local minimum wage increases.

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How Michigan’s Legislature Violated Its Constitution by Gutting a Minimum Wage Law

Our amicus brief argues Michigan lawmakers undermined the will of voters in violation of the state constitution.

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Colorado Legislature Approves Landmark Bill to Repeal Preemption of Local Minimum Wage Laws

Governor Jared Polis is expected to sign the bill into law.

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Regional Approach to Federal Minimum Wage Would Keep Wages Artificially Low in Many Parts of U.S.

The regional approach would bake-in wages that are already artificially low in many parts of the country.

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Appeals Court Upholds Minneapolis $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance

Minnesota's appeals court ruled that Minneapolis's $15 minimum wage law is a valid exercise of local power and is not in conflict with state law.

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Colorado Legislation Would Restore Local Power to Raise Minimum Wage

The bill would restore local governments' right to raise the minimum wage above the state’s level.