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The Deadline is Here for Federal Contractors to Start Paying at least $15 an Hour

The “Fight for $15," movement, which will mark its 10-year anniversary in November 2022, “has influenced policy debates and the public conversation about fair pay and workplace rights,” but there is more to be done, said the report. 

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NY Times: California Nears Deal to Adopt a $15 State Minimum Wage

This is a very big deal, says NELP's Paul Sonn.

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Oregon Governor Signs Landmark Minimum-Wage Law

Oregon's tiered approach raises some concerns, says Paul Sonn.

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NY Times: When a State Balks at a City's Minimum Wage

Preemption has limited what localities can do to raise wages, says Tsedeye Gebreselassie.

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NY Times: Cuomo to Create $15 Minimum Wage for New York State Workers

"It shows the power of the movement towards $15 wages," said NELP's Paul Sonn.

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CBS: Why So Many Americans Aren't Looking for Work

Despite recent job gains, the national labor force participation rate in August remained stuck near historic lows at 62.6%.

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NYT: Low-Income Workers See Biggest Drop in Paychecks

Take-home pay for many American workers has effectively fallen since the economic recovery began in 2009.

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St. Louis is the Latest City to Raise its Minimum Wage

St. Louis, Missouri became the latest in a growing list of cities raising their local minimum wage to address the crises of wage stagnation.

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Buzzfeed: America’s Most Union-Friendly Bank Raises Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Nearly 3 in 4 bank tellers in the U.S. earn less than $15 an hour, NELP's study finds.