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Candidates Hope to Hit the Jackpot With Las Vegas Labor

LAS VEGAS – There is more than one heavyweight fight being waged in Las Vegas this week as the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination squared off during a lively debate on Wednesday night at the Paris Hotel & Casino. But prior to the candidates taking swings at each other onstage, the presidential hopefuls made a point to visit hundreds of union members that were practice picketing outside the Palms Resort and Casino.

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.

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