Minimum wage

Biden orders $15-an-hour minimum wage for federal contract workers

BY: - April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Tuesday to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $15 an hour. The order will go into effect Jan. 30 of next year, according to a fact sheet provided by the administration. Once in place through new and extended contracts, the wage will automatically adjust to […]

Restaurant chains slammed over resistance to minimum wage hike for tipped workers

BY: - April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — As the nation’s largest trade group for restaurant owners on Tuesday held a virtual version of its annual gathering to lobby Congress, advocates for a $15-per-hour minimum wage took aim at the powerful restaurant chains that they say are blocking legislation on a higher wage for tipped workers. During their own virtual event, lawmakers […]

Janitors, security guard ask for minimum wage increase

BY: - April 14, 2021

Tina Callahan typically spends her days cleaning a federal building in Cleveland. She’s done this all the way through the pandemic, except when she’s in a hospital bed. Callahan has sickle cell anemia, which has resulted in surgeries, seizures and even a stroke. “A lot of times stress is a trigger for (sickle cell anemia […]

Ohio talks minimum wage raise after feds leave it tabled

BY: - March 15, 2021

Democratic legislators are leading the charge to raise the minimum wage in the state after a federal effort failed. State. Sen. Hearcel Craig and Sen. Cecil Thomas presented the bill in Senate Workforce and Higher Education recently, proposing increasing wages to $15 an hour by 2025. “Raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 would […]

Proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage would boost paychecks in certain areas

BY: - February 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — A gradual increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would increase the pay of low-income workers across the U.S. but particularly in much of the South, researchers and experts predict. Florida recently voted to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026, but the Sunshine State is an […]

Outlook for $15-an-hour minimum wage boosted by new government report

BY: - February 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in a report Monday found a gradual increase to a $15 federal minimum wage by 2025 would reduce poverty, add $54 billion to the deficit over a decade and increase pay for millions of low-income workers. The report could help Democrats make a strong case for including a gradual […]

Here are the proposals to raise the minimum wage for Ohio workers

BY: - January 29, 2021

There are multiple efforts underway to raise the minimum wage for Ohio workers to $15 an hour. The plans differ slightly on the timeline to reach that goal, but Democrats in the Ohio Statehouse, in Congress and in the White House are simultaneously pushing for an increase they say is necessary to benefit low-income Americans. […]

COMMENTARY

Is $8.80 the right minimum wage for Ohio?

BY: - December 31, 2020

As the Ohio Capital Journal reported last week, Ohio’s minimum wage will rise to $8.80 per hour next month. According to the United States Department of Labor, Ohio’s current minimum wage of $8.70 per hour is higher than most of its neighboring states. Indiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania all have minimum wages pegged to the federal […]

Ohio’s minimum wage to rise by 10 cents per hour in 2021

BY: - December 25, 2020

The Ohio minimum wage will rise by 10 cents to $8.80 per hour in 2021. That will be the wage for non-tipped employees. Tipped workers will earn $4.35 per hour plus tips in 2021. Ohio workers under the age of 16 will make the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour. Ohio’s minimum wage […]

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1-in-3 working Ohio women would benefit from raising the minimum wage. So would 1-in-5 men.

BY: - February 7, 2020

Everyone who works for a living should earn enough to cover the basics and keep their family stable and healthy, no matter what job they do. But Ohio’s minimum wage falls $3,600 short of the poverty level for a family of three and is worth 28% less than the minimum wage of our grandparents’ generation.  […]

Who would benefit from Ohio’s minimum wage going up?

BY: - January 29, 2020

One-thousand, two-hundred and ninety-nine years.  The how long it would take for someone making Ohio’s minimum wage to earn the same amount as the state’s highest-earning CEO made in just the Fiscal Year 2018.  TransDigm CEO Kevin Stein earned $23.5 million in FY 2018. An Ohioan earning the minimum wage of $8.70 per hour would […]

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Progressives take dueling approaches to lift Ohio’s minimum wage

BY: - January 23, 2020

Ohio progressives are waging a two-pronged war to hike the minimum wage to among the highest of any state in the nation.  On one front, a House committee heard testimony Wednesday on a bill sponsored by House Democrats that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. Similarly, people associated with different […]