In all, about 50,000 low-wage workers in St. Louis will see an immediate pay increase come October 15.
In November, South Dakotans voted 55 percent to 45 percent to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour.
President Obama says his proposal for the year starting October 1 would, if enacted, enhance retirement security and improve worker protections for millions of people.
Nancy Altman told lawmakers that instead of considering how to cut the cost of living adjustments, Social Security should adopt an alternative inflation measure.
WASHINGTON - For seven years, Carolle Fleurio has been a cook at a family restaurant in Stockbridge, Ga., and even though she enjoys the job, she told a Senate panel here, it's tough to raise a family on $8 an hour.
Attacks have no basis in financial fact, President Harold Schaitberger says. They're part of a larger Wall Street scheme to get its hands on workers' pension money nationwide, he believes.