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Minimum Wage Hikes Just Start of Justice for Workers

A new year has brought increased pay for nearly 7 million low-wage workers in 22 states.

Thanks to a mix of lawmakers or voters themselves approving minimum wage hikes (and cost-of-living adjustments) in recent years, those at the bottom of the pay scale are getting much-deserved raises, ranging from a $1.50 an hour in Washington state and New Mexico to 10 cents an hour in Florida.

Teamsters on the Trail: Aug. 26-Sept. 1

Week three in the Teamster Nation Blog digest of Teamster-attended candidate events found members hearing from presidential contenders in Nevada and South Carolina. A summary of their responses are below.

Monday, Aug. 26

  • Charleston, S.C.: Beto O’Rourke, former U.S. congressman from Texas, issued his support for workers’ rights and collective bargaining when asked about it by a Teamster member.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

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