raising federal minimum wage

Unions rally outside the state Capitol, calling for an increase in the minimum wage.  The April 15 rally and march was part of a nation-wide series of gatherings. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Lawmakers and Activists Supportive of $15 hour Wage

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Lawmakers and activists supportive of a $15-an-hour minimum wage see momentum building in Connecticut, especially for certain lower-wage workers. The two chairmen of the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee […]


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CEO: ‘Mentally Retarded’ Could Work For $2 Wages, ‘You’re Worth What You’re Worth’

Speaking with a “Daily Show” correspondent about President Obama’s plans to increase minimum wage, Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff ridiculed the idea, suggesting that the “mentally retarded” could work for $2 an hour, because “you’re worth what you’re worth.”