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Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER

...Supporters argue a higher wage floor will help lift the...Opponents warn higher wages will kill jobs and lead...setting their own minimum wage.Democrats, including...of the cost of higher wages onto the university...plan to extend the higher wage to outside contractors...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-proposals-gain-gr
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Clinton to make boosting wages key to plan

...make boosting middle class incomes and wages the focus of her economic agenda, pointing...since the Great Recession, bolstering wages even as the unemployment rate has fallen...economic proposals this summer on issues like wage growth, college affordability, corporate...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-12/clinton-make-boosting-wages-key-plan
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Clinton: Nation needs a 'growth and fairness economy'

...fairness economy" that would rejuvenate wages that have remained stagnant since the Great...Clinton's "policies are going to suppress wage growth. Her policies are a continuation...for an increase in the federal minimum wage, an overhaul to the tax code, and policy...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/clinton-nation-needs-growth-and-fairn
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Smoke-free workplaces save money and lives

...continue to smoke at disproportionate rates. They are targeted by the tobacco industry and exposed to second-hand smoke in low-wage jobs. According to the Dec. 9, 2014 American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 60 percent of the money spent to treat tobacco-related...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-07-20/smoke-free-workplaces-save-money-and-
Letters
Woman sought for bilking builders

...North Pacific Erectors' bank accounts when the fraud was detected, which meant employees couldn't immediately access their wages. All employees have since been paid, Williams said."I'm still dealing with issues (related to the fraud), but (I...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-14/woman-sought-bilking-builders
Local
Six fewer slots for childcare by '16

...childcare than she does - $965 a month for infants and toddlers. Rose sees the same issues with other child care centers - low wages, high costs and higher turnover. She also expressed concern that there aren't local opportunities for early childhood education...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-12/six-fewer-slots-childcare-16
Local
Los Angeles council votes for $15 minimum wage

...closely watched step as Americans' wages have stagnated.The council voted...statement, adding that "the minimum wage should not be a poverty wage in Los Angeles."The vote sends...the city attorney to prepare a wage ordinance. That ordinance will...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/los-angeles-council-votes-15-minimum-
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Winners, losers from Legislative session

...agree not to bargain raises in succeeding contracts.And what happens with wages for state employees depends on oil prices. The agreement calls for renegotiations of wages if oil prices rise to $95 a barrel or drop to $45 a barrel.Alaska crude...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-14/winners-losers-legislative-session
State
Boosting OT: Obama calls for broader coverage

...add $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion in wages for many newly overtime-eligible workers...To keep up with future inflation and wage growth, the proposal will peg the salary...shirk their responsibility to pay fair wages."This long overdue change in overtime...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-01/boosting-ot-obama-calls-broader-cover
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Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart on stock market

...its most-recent earnings report showed a 7 percent profit decline due to the effects of the strong dollar and higher worker wages and spending on its online operations.Comparing the two companies' financial results, though, shows just how much Wall...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/facebook-now-worth-more-wal-mart-stoc
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