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Walmart says it will raise pay to at least $15 an hour for most East and West Coast staff who stock stores and fulfill online orders

A Walmart personal shopper using a handheld device. Walmart Most Walmart digital and stocking workers on the coasts will be paid at least $15 an hour, it said. Labor is less competitive in the middle of the country, Drew Holler, Walmart's head of people operations, said. Walmart said last month that it plans to raise average pay for US hourly workers to at least $15.25 an hour. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Many Walmart hourly workers will collect bigger paychecks...
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Bernie Sanders promises Senate vote on $15 minimum wage as Democrats get ready to approve the stimulus package

US Senator Bernie Sanders, Chairman of the Budget Committee, speaks during a committee hearing regarding wages at large corporations, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2021. STEFANI REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he will push for a vote on raising the minimum wage. The pledge comes after the Senate parliamentarian ruled against passing a wage hike by reconciliation. "If we fail in this legislation, I will be back," Sanders said. Visit th...
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Progressives Push Harris To Overrule Parliamentarian After Dems Drop Minimum Wage Workaround

In a last-ditch effort, House progressives urged Vice President Kamala Harris (D-CA) Monday morning to overrule the Senate parliamentarian and clear the way for a minimum wage increase to be written into the COVID-19 relief package.  [Author: Kate Riga]
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White House will not overrule $15 minimum wage decision despite progressives' plea – live

Jen Psaki: Biden doesn’t plan to overrule Senate parliamentarianCDC director warns of potential ‘fourth surge’ in Covid casesDHS secretary: Trump ‘dismantled immigration system in its entirety’Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine to roll out within 48 hoursSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.24pm GMT The White House press briefing has now concluded. Here’s where the day stands so far: 6.15pm GMT White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not provide clarity on how Joe ...
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23 progressive Democrats including AOC urge Biden to overrule top Senate official and keep $15 per hour minimum wage in the stimulus package

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A group of 23 House progressives are urging Biden to overrule a key Senate official and keep a $15 an hour minimum wage in the stimulus plan. The effort is led by Rep. Ro Khanna, but signatories include Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. If we don't overrule the Senate parliamentarian, we are condoning poverty wages for millions of Americans," Khanna said in a statement. Visit the Bu...
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23 progressive Democrats including AOC urge Biden to overrule top Senate official and keep a $15 minimum wage in the stimulus package

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Ro Khanna. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images House progressives are urging Biden to overrule a Senate official and keep a $15 minimum wage in the stimulus plan. The effort is led by Rep. Ro Khanna, but signatories include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "If we don't overrule the Senate parliamentarian, we are condoning poverty wages for millions of Americans," Khanna said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A group of Hou...
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CDC director warns of potential 'fourth surge' in US coronavirus cases – live

Dr Walensky: ‘Now is not the time to relax critical safeguards’Progressives urge Biden to overrule parliamentarian on minimum wageDHS secretary: Trump ‘dismantled immigration system in its entirety’Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine to roll out within 48 hoursSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 5.27pm GMT Alejandro Mayorkas offered some updates on the Biden administration’s task force to reunite migrant families who were separated as a result of Donald Trump’s “zero toleran...
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House progressives urge Biden to overrule parliamentarian on $15 minimum wage – live

House members: Kamala Harris can make final call on including provision in Covid relief billJohnson & Johnson’s vaccine to roll out within 48 hoursTrump grasps for relevance in first post-presidential speech at CPACSupreme court could deal blow to provision protecting minority votersSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 4.20pm GMT The White House coronavirus response team is now holding a briefing to provide an update on case numbers and vaccine distribution.Dr Rochell...
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Democrats remain divided on how to progress with $15 minimum wage – live

Senior lawmakers appear to abandon ‘plan B’ while progressives plan #Keep15In event Trump grasps for relevance in first post-presidential speech at CPACPush to recall California governor gains steamNew York attorney general seeks to investigate Cuomo sexual harassment claimsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.21pm GMT Across California, hundreds of thousands of people armed with signs and clipboards are gathering outside of local Walmarts, in shopping center parkin...
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America's obsession with tipping of course has racist roots

Tipping-as-wage is a weirdly American phenomenon. Don't get me wrong, I have some friends in the restaurant industry who have done quite well for themselves thanks to the bizarre social expectations of gratuity. That's not to say there's no benefit to the incentivizing aspect of it, either. — Read the rest
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Raising the US minimum wage: what just happened and what comes next?

A Senate official has ruled that the plan for a $15 minimum cannot be passed with only a simple majority but the fight is far from overIt was a major plank of the Democratic plan to “build back better” – raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour as a way of boosting the economy during the pandemic and tackling poverty and income inequality. But on Thursday the much-vaunted plan hit a roadblock in the US Senate, which has knocked the proposal sideways. Related: 'We need $15': U...
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US vaccine supplies look set to surge as Johnson & Johnson gets nod from panel advising FDA - as it happened

Company to deliver 20m doses by March and 100m by the end of JuneReport: MBS approved 2018 killing of Washington Post columnistFurther actions from Biden administration expectedBlinken announces ‘Khashoggi Ban’ allowing US visa restrictionsCDC head warns of concerning US shift in Covid casesOmar leads calls to fire Senate official who blocked $15 wage riseSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.06am GMT 12.57am GMT Joe Biden spoke to Univision on the Jamal Khashog...
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US vaccine supplies look set to surge as Johnson & Johnson gets nod from panel advising FDA - live

Company to deliver 20m doses by March and 100m by the end of JuneReport: MBS approved 2018 killing of Washington Post columnistFurther actions from Biden administration expectedBlinken announces ‘Khashoggi Ban’ allowing US visa restrictionsCDC head warns of concerning US shift in Covid casesOmar leads calls to fire Senate official who blocked $15 wage riseSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.04pm GMT David Smith is back again with another virtual dispatch from CPAC...
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WH: Biden ‘Disappointed’ By Senate Official’s Roadblock To $15 Minimum Wage Increase

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday night that President Joe Biden was let down by a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian that jeopardized the chances of including his proposed minimum wage increase from $7.25 per hour to $15 in the COVID-19 relief package. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
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Concerns Cloud Democrats’ Scramble To Salvage Raising The Minimum Wage With A Workaround

After the Senate parliamentarian dashed Democrats’ hopes of crowbarring a $15 federal minimum wage into the COVID-19 relief package Thursday night, members and their staffs have been scrambling to figure out a way around the ruling.  [Author: Kate Riga]
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US vaccine supplies look likely to increase as Johnson & Johnson gets nod from FDA advisory panel – live

Company to deliver 20m doses by March and 100m by the end of JuneReport: MBS approved 2018 killing of Washington Post columnistFurther actions from Biden administration expectedBlinken announces ‘Khashoggi Ban’ allowing US visa restrictionsCDC head warns of concerning US shift in Covid casesOmar leads calls to fire Senate official who blocked $15 wage riseSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.21pm GMT An independent expert advisory panel has recommended that drug re...
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Report finds Saudi crown prince approved killing of Jamal Khashoggi – live

Report: MBS approved 2018 killing of Washington Post columnistCDC head warns of concerning US shift in Covid casesOmar leads calls to fire Senate official who scuppered $15 wage riseHouse will vote on $1.9tn Covid rescue plan todaySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.14pm GMT The Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, approved the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an unclassified report released by the Office of the Director o...
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CDC head warns of concerning US shift in Covid cases: 'Now is not the time to relax restrictions' – live

Dr Rochelle Walensky: ‘Data suggest that declines may be stalling’Omar leads calls to fire Senate official who scuppered $15 wage riseHouse will vote on $1.9tn Covid rescue plan todayAttack groups want to ‘blow up Capitol’ during Biden speech, police chief warnsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 5.27pm GMT Some progressives have called on Senators to “overrule” or even fire the Senate parliamentarian after she determined that a proposed $15-an-hour minimum-wage incr...
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How Democrats can pass a minimum wage increase to $15 after a major setback from the Senate parliamentarian

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, examining wages at large profitable corporations. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Democrats were dealt a blow to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour on Thursday evening. The Senate parliamentarian advised the wage hike doesn't meet the rules of budget reconciliation.  Here are the options Democrats have left in their toolbox to pass a minimum wage increa...
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Democrats' $15 minimum wage rise under threat after Senate parliamentarian ruling – live

Omar leads calls to fire Senate official who scuppered $15 wage riseHouse will vote on $1.9tn Covid rescue plan todayCapitol attack groups want to ‘blow up Capitol’ during Biden speech, police warnSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 3.18pm GMT The decision by the Senate parliamentarian that the $15 minimum wage would have to be removed from the American Rescue Plan has renewed calls for senators to abolish a procedural took known as the filibuster. The filibuster req...
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Democrats' $15 minimum wage rise under threat after Senate ruling – live

Republicans unveil minimum wage bills in response to Democrats’ pushHouse will vote on $1.9tn Covid rescue plan todayAirstrikes in Syria kill 22 in Biden’s first military act as presidentRepublicans criticizing Haaland’s nomination have ties to fossil fuelsSingle Pfizer jab can reduce asymptomatic Covid infections by 75%Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.09pm GMT Two US Navy ships deployed to the Middle East are experiencing coronavirus outbreaks, according to thi...
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Bernie Sanders says Democrats will try to devise a backdoor to implement a $15 minimum wage after major stimulus setback

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., talks during an interview with MSNBC in the Russell Rotunda in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A federal minimum wage hike was struck from the stimulus package on Thursday. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Democrats instead will propose to strip tax deductions from large corporations who don't pay workers at least $15 an hour. He also said they would provide incentives to small businesses so that they can raise...
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McDonald's has reportedly been collecting 'strategic intelligence' on unionizing workers as they fight for a $15 minimum wage

McDonald's workers have been organizing protests calling for higher pay. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson For years, McDonald's has monitored staff campaigning for a $15 wage, according to a new Vice report. This includes tracking employees' social media and monitoring the Fight for $15 group, it reported. McDonald's told Insider that it uses publicly available information "in full compliance with the law." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. McDonald's has reportedly been co...
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Three-quarters of all voters, including 60% of Republicans, support Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan: poll

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with labor leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Washington Evan Vucci/AP New polling shows widespread support for Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.  A Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 76% of all voters and 60% of Republicans support the bill. The stimulus package is expected to get its first vote in the House on February 26.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A majo...
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Sen. Joe Manchin's opposition means the minimum wage hike Biden ran on is unlikely to be in the Senate's $1.9 trillion stimulus package

In this Feb. 13, 2021, file photo Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., departs on Capitol Hill in Washington Alex Brandon/AP An increase to the federal minimum wage likely won't be passed in a COVID stimulus package.  Biden reportedly told governors that he doesn't think the move would comply with a Senate rule. Two key Senate Democrats, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, have also thrown cold water on the idea. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democrats are gearing up to pass Pr...
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The minimum wage hike Biden ran on is unlikely to be in the $1.9 trillion stimulus package because of 2 centrist Democrats

In this Feb. 13, 2021, file photo Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., departs on Capitol Hill in Washington Alex Brandon/AP An increase to the federal minimum wage likely won't be passed in a COVID stimulus package.  Biden reportedly told governors that he doesn't think the move would comply with a Senate rule. Two key Senate Democrats, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, have also thrown cold water on the idea. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democrats are gearing up to pass Pr...
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Joe Manchin poses a threat to raising the minimum wage, even though 250,000 West Virginians would benefit from the increase

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during a news conference with a bipartisan group of lawmakers as they announce a proposal for a Covid-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill, on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Al Drago for The Washington Post via Getty Images Democrats are staging a final push to include minimum wage legislation in Biden's stimulus plan. But one of the party's most conservative Senators, Joe Manchin has ...
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US minimum wage activists face unlikely foe: Democrat Joe Manchin

Party’s most conservative senator, from one of the poorest states, has advocated for a rise only to $11 an hour – but workers say it’s not enoughHopes that the US will finally increase the federal minimum wage for the first time in nearly 12 years face a seemingly unlikely opponent: a Democrat senator from one of the poorest states in the union.Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the state’s former governor and the Democrats’ most conservative senator, has long opposed his party’s progressive wing and...
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The minimum wage hike Biden ran on is unlikely to be in the Senate's $1.9 trillion stimulus package

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with labor leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Washington Evan Vucci/AP An increase to the federal minimum wage likely won't be passed in a COVID stimulus package.  Biden reportedly told governors that he doesn't think the move would comply with a Senate rule. Two key Senate Democrats, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, have also thrown cold water on the idea. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
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Walmart will raise some workers wages after announcing record sales in the US - but its minimum wage will still be $11

Walmart will give some associates a pay raise to at least $13 an hour. Kena Betancur/VIEWpress via Getty Images Walmart said it will raise pay for 425,000 frontline workers due to strong US sales.  Some associates will receive pay boost to at least $13, but the minimum wage will not change. Amazon, Target, and Costco raised minimum wages to $15 over the last few years. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Walmart said it will raise pay for 425,000 frontline workers.Store...
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