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January 1st marks the start of a new year, and minimum wage workers in over a dozen US states have something to celebrate as they ring in 2014. The minimum wage in 13 states will increase to start out 2014, giving low wage workers in those states an automatic pay raise.

 

In many of the states, workers can thank Democratic legislatures for passing the pay hike. In other states they can thank the voters. Regardless of whether the minimum wage was increased by voter initiative or state lawmakers, the benefits will be immediate for the households that rely on minimum wage jobs to make ends meet.

 

The largest wage increases will be felt in New Jersey where the state minimum wage will jump from 7.25 to 8.25 an hour, and in New York where the minimum pay will rise from 7.25 to 8.00 an hour.

 

California is also set to raise its minimum wage a dollar from 8 to 9 bucks an hour, but that increase will not take effect until July 1st. Most of the minimum wage increases will take place in Northeastern states or in the West, with only one Southern state (Florida) and two Midwestern states (Ohio and Missouri) increasing worker pay.

 

Washington and Oregon, which enjoy the highest minimum wages in the country already are each set to give low wage workers a small raise. Oregon’s minimum wage will increase from 8.95 to 9.10 an hour and Washington State’s minimum pay will rise from 9.19 to 9.32 an hour. Minimum wage employees in Vermont will see their rate of pay rise from 8.60 to 8.73 an hour.

 

Many of the small increases in minimum wages are automatic cost of living hikes that were put in place by voters who supported minimum wage initiatives that included automatic cost of living increases. Missouri voters for example passed a minimum wage increase back in 2004 that was indexed to inflation, enabling minimum wage workers to get an annual pay increase at the beginning of each new year.

 

in 2014, liberal activists are pushing to get minimum wage increases on the ballots in Massachusetts, Alaska, Idaho and South Dakota. With over three quarters of Americans favoring increasing the federal minimum wage to at least nine dollars an hour, ballot measures to increase the minimum wage stand a strong chance of passing even in very conservatives red states.

 

Although the Republican controlled US House is steadfastly opposed to increasing the federal minimum wage, individual states around the country are not waiting for congressional action to give their low wage workers a pay raise. Although many of the pay increases are inadequate, minimum wage workers in over a dozen states are getting a well deserved pay increase at the start of the new year.

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http://www.politicususa.com/2013/12/28/happy-year-minimum-wage-workers-13-states-automatic-pay-raise.html

 

 

 

January 1st marks the start of a new year, and minimum wage workers in over a dozen US states have something to celebrate as they ring in 2014. The minimum wage in 13 states will increase to start out 2014, giving low wage workers in those states an automatic pay raise.

 

In many of the states, workers can thank Democratic legislatures for passing the pay hike. In other states they can thank the voters. Regardless of whether the minimum wage was increased by voter initiative or state lawmakers, the benefits will be immediate for the households that rely on minimum wage jobs to make ends meet.

 

The largest wage increases will be felt in New Jersey where the state minimum wage will jump from 7.25 to 8.25 an hour, and in New York where the minimum pay will rise from 7.25 to 8.00 an hour.

 

California is also set to raise its minimum wage a dollar from 8 to 9 bucks an hour, but that increase will not take effect until July 1st. Most of the minimum wage increases will take place in Northeastern states or in the West, with only one Southern state (Florida) and two Midwestern states (Ohio and Missouri) increasing worker pay.

 

Washington and Oregon, which enjoy the highest minimum wages in the country already are each set to give low wage workers a small raise. Oregon’s minimum wage will increase from 8.95 to 9.10 an hour and Washington State’s minimum pay will rise from 9.19 to 9.32 an hour. Minimum wage employees in Vermont will see their rate of pay rise from 8.60 to 8.73 an hour.

 

Many of the small increases in minimum wages are automatic cost of living hikes that were put in place by voters who supported minimum wage initiatives that included automatic cost of living increases. Missouri voters for example passed a minimum wage increase back in 2004 that was indexed to inflation, enabling minimum wage workers to get an annual pay increase at the beginning of each new year.

 

in 2014, liberal activists are pushing to get minimum wage increases on the ballots in Massachusetts, Alaska, Idaho and South Dakota. With over three quarters of Americans favoring increasing the federal minimum wage to at least nine dollars an hour, ballot measures to increase the minimum wage stand a strong chance of passing even in very conservatives red states.

 

Although the Republican controlled US House is steadfastly opposed to increasing the federal minimum wage, individual states around the country are not waiting for congressional action to give their low wage workers a pay raise. Although many of the pay increases are inadequate, minimum wage workers in over a dozen states are getting a well deserved pay increase at the start of the new year.

I wonder how many of these so called "workers" actually deserve a pay raise.

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I'm happy that people are raising the minimum wage again. Right now where it stands, working only one job on minimum wage barely provides for a home, let alone comfortable living conditions.

yeah. raising minumum wage is a great idea. of course...a f**king lot of good it does nowadays. maybe someone should explain to these dumb asses

that raising the minimum wage only matters to people that are getting hired for jobs paying minimum wage. in other words....it's a total con job, feel-good

law that means absolutely nothing.

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I'm happy that people are raising the minimum wage again. Right now where it stands, working only one job on minimum wage barely provides for a home, let alone comfortable living conditions.

it just means that restaurants will raise thier prices to compensate for it. Which means less people will go there to eat and workers being let go. Let the markets handle this problem.

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While the majority of those making minimum wage are not heads of households but teenagers who does this really benefit? Additionally, for every 10 percent increase in the minimum wage teen employment iat small business s projected to decrease by 4.6 to 9 percent.

 

http://o.dailycaller.com/all/2013-11-04-new-jerseys-destructive-minimum-wage-amendment#3

 

Now on the flip side for dems is that NJ is a heavy union state. And those who actually research this know that a majority of union wage scales are based on a percentage above the minimum wage. So who really benefits? This increase is either built into the wage scale or triggers new collective bargaining agreements. The unions benefit which means the dems benefit. Most of those who benefit from this are teenagers who can't vote.

 

Next, a higher minimum wage leads to higher product costs.

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excellent huey

Yet one more in a very long line of issues you've lost on. That's quite a losing record you got going there chief. You sure do talk a lot of smack for someone who regularly gets their ass kicked on just about every issue. After a year of being around this board, i'll actually celebrate the day you're right about anything. But i'm not going to wait for that to happen.

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Yet one more in a very long line of issues you've lost on. That's quite a losing record you got going there chief. You sure do talk a lot of smack for someone who regularly gets their ass kicked on just about every issue. After a year of being around this board, i'll actually celebrate the day you're right about anything. But i'm not going to wait for that to happen.

 

Did you get a raise? Oh wait, you don't work.

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Yet one more in a very long line of issues you've lost on. That's quite a losing record you got going there chief. You sure do talk a lot of smack for someone who regularly gets their ass kicked on just about every issue. After a year of being around this board, i'll actually celebrate the day you're right about anything. But i'm not going to wait for that to happen.

all your n!gger loving ass does is lie, none of your posts are factual, go swallow some cum like a good little democrat.

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Yet one more in a very long line of issues you've lost on. That's quite a losing record you got going there chief. You sure do talk a lot of smack for someone who regularly gets their ass kicked on just about every issue. After a year of being around this board, i'll actually celebrate the day you're right about anything. But i'm not going to wait for that to happen.

1. How many people in NJ earn the minimum wage?

 

2. How many union wage scales are based on a percentage above the minimum wage?

 

3. Why are teens now facing a bleak employment outlook?

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I'm happy that people are raising the minimum wage again. Right now where it stands, working only one job on minimum wage barely provides for a home, let alone comfortable living conditions.

People should not be able to own a home, or live a comfortable lifestyle off of a minimum wage Job. Minimum wage Jobs require no special training or expertise for the most part. Tell me who much does a person need to know to mop up sick and shit at a restaurant?

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