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FILE PHOTO: U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders participates in a moderated discussion at the We the People Summit in Washington

Bernie Sanders says he stands in ‘solidarity’ with Uber and Lyft drivers going on strike

"These drivers are not 'independent contractors'—they are employees who deserve rights and benefits," Sanders said.
A man is seen protesting at McDonald's Headquarters in Chicago in April, demanding a $15 minimum wage.

Researchers say raising the minimum wage could prevent more than 1,200 suicides a year

A working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research looks into the connection between so-called "deaths of despair" and the minimum wage.
Workers protest outside a McDonald's restaurant on November 10, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The protesters are demanding action from state legislators and presidential candidates to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The president of the union that helped make a $15 minimum wage a reality at Amazon and Costco reveals how automation could be good news for fast-food ...

"I think we should welcome automation," the SEIU's president, Mary Kay Henry, told Business Insider.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called out retail rivals like Walmart.

Jeff Bezos called for Amazon’s competitors to raise their minimum wage. Here’s how retail rivals like Walmart, Target, and Costco stack up...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is challenging his rivals to boost their minimum wage.  Here's how entry-level pay at Costco, Walmart, and Target compare.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is increasing the minimum wage for its workers.

Bank of America is hiking its minimum wage to $20 an hour — nearly three times the federal minimum

Bank of America is hiking its minimum wage. Employees at the bank will make an hourly wage of at least $17 starting May 1, and $20 within two years.

Costco is raising its minimum wage to $15 as the war for talent rages on

Costco is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Amazon will raise workers’ minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than twice the federal minimum — here’s how many people in each state m...

Minimum wage work has been on the decline for several years, and the number of workers making the minimum wage or less varies widely across the states.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a press conference to announce Green New Deal legislation to promote clean energy programs outside the US Capitol on February 7, 2019.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she is ‘a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life’ in increasingly personal feud ...

Ivanka Trump told Fox News that Americans would reject a jobs guarantee in Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal since they 'want to work for what they get.'
Logan Green (left) and John Zimmer co-founded Lyft.

Lyft and Juno are fighting New York’s controversial new minimum wage rule in court

The companies say the rule, which was set to go into effect Friday, puts Uber at an unfair advantage.
To afford a two-bedroom apartment, a minimum-wage worker would need to work around 122 hours a week.

A minimum-wage worker needs 1.5 jobs just to afford half the rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in most of the US

To afford a two-bedroom apartment in the US, a minimum-wage worker would need to work about 122 hours a week.