"Raise the federal minimum wage to nine dollars an hour," President Obama said in his State of the Union Address on Monday.
Afterwards, the President is taking his message on the road.
"It's time for an increase on the minimum wage," Obama told a crowd in Asheville, North... more »
Michael Ezzat and his wife have been in business nearly thirty years. The couple owns Westside International Restaurant and Deli Mart in Colorado Springs. This year they were hoping to hire workers so they can retire. But because of the minimum wage increase, they can't afford to. "I would love... more »
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann won't rule out changes to the federal minimum wage as a way to attract corporations back to the United States. She told supporters who packed a sub shop Friday that corporate taxes need to be reduced to lure companies back... more »
Minimum wage workers in our state are welcoming 2011 with open arms.
Minimum wage is up from $7.24 to $7.36 according to the Colorado Department of Labor. That's good for employees but it makes things a little harder for businesses. To compensate, the cost is passed on to consumers.... more »
DENVER (AP) - It'll be a happier New Year for nearly 650,000 workers earning minimum wage. They're getting small raises in seven states that tie the minimum wage to the cost of living.
The wages in those states will go up between 9 cents and 12 cents an hour... more »
Colorado officials have confirmed that the state next year will become the first to lower its minimum wage because of a falling cost of living. The state Department of Labor and Employment ordered the wage down from $7.28 to $7.24. That's lower than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, so... more »