Germany raising hourly minimum wage to 10.45 euros in 2 yrs

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s minimum wage is going up again after a commission recommended raising it above 10 euros per hour ($11) for the first time. Labor Minister Hubertus Heil told r...

Steyer, buoyed by polling, makes push for Latinos in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Driving on any freeway in Las Vegas, you’re likely to see Tom Steyer’s face. Turn on the radio, you might hear his voice. Turn on the television, you’ll probably run across his campai...

Breaking News! Taiwan's monthly minimum wage raised by 3%, hourly pay up 5%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's minimum monthly wage has been increased by three percent, while the hourly minimum rate has been hiked by five percent. After several hours of negotiations toda...

Bank of America raising hourly minimum wage to $20

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America plans to raise its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, the bank said Tuesday, starting with a hike next month. The company, with more ...

In 2020 race, Sanders and O'Rourke vie for same young voters

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the growing Democratic presidential field, they seem like a study in opposites. One's 77, a democratic socialist from the U.S.-Canada border state of Vermont,...

Minimum wage to increase again this year: Taiwan Labor Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s minimum wage will continue to rise despite unfavorable domestic and global economic conditions, promised the country’s labor minister Tuesday. An e...

New Jersey becomes 4th state to approve $15 hourly wage

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Monday became the latest state boost its hourly minimum wage to $15 after Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a measure phasing in the higher rate over fiv...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to be increased by 5% on Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Among a number of new regulations to be rolled out on Jan. 1, 2019 includes a 5 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage and a 7 percent increase in the hourly minimum wage...

Hockey dispute in Canada: Are young players employees?

TORONTO (AP) — The commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League believes the players are there for the love of the game and should not be paid. It appears the Ontario government agrees. ...

After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse workers who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn't benefit them, will now provide a bigger raise. The company said...

Sanders barnstorming country ahead of midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a ...

Amazon's $15 an hour a win? Not so, some veteran workers say

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's announcement that it would raise its hourly minimum wage to $15 has been seen as a win for workers. But some longtime employees say they are losing out. Thos...

'Broken' economics for preschool workers, child care sector

SEATTLE (AP) — A dire child care workforce crisis amid a booming U.S. economy is compelling many industry players to turn to business tactics more closely resembling Wall Street than "Sesame Street" —...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to increase by 5% in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The monthly minimum wage will officially be increased by 5 percent next year, while the hourly minimum wage will rise by 7.14 percent, announced Ministry of Labor yesterday (Se...

Michigan court orders $12 minimum wage initiative on ballot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals on Wednesday ordered that an initiative to raise the state's minimum wage to $12 be placed on the November ballot, rejecting the restaurant industry...