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St. Louis workers celebrate increase in minimum wage

In all, about 50,000 low-wage workers in St. Louis will see an immediate pay increase come October 15.


South Dakota Republicans propose decrease in minimum wage

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.


Obama rolls out budget plan he says will protect workers

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.


Social Security advocate says bigger cost-of-living raises needed

Nancy Altman told lawmakers that instead of considering how to cut the cost of living adjustments, Social Security should adopt an alternative inflation measure.


Minimum wage workers press Senate for hike

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.


Union leader says politics behind attack on public workers

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.


Congressional progressives: “Chained CPI” throws seniors off the cliff

Members of the Progressive Caucus in Congress are calling on colleagues to oppose what they say is nothing more than a dangerous back-door attempt to cut Social Security.