minimum wage

SW Michigan
5:05 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Obama Visits Ann Arbor, Calls for Higher Wage

President Obama’s campaign to raise the federal minimum wage brought him to Ann Arbor today. Gongwer News Service reports the president spoke to an audience at the University of Michigan this afternoon.

Obama told the group of mostly young people that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would raise millions of people across the country out of poverty “right away.”

The president also said that “nobody who works full time” should have to live in poverty.

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12:44 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

President Obama to Visit Ann Arbor Wednesday to Push Minimum Wage Increase

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President wants Congress to boost minimum wage that was last raised in 2009
WASHINGTON - The White House this morning announced that President Barack Obama will deliver remarks on his proposal to raise the national minimum wage at the University of Michigan on Wednesday.
7:49 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Poll Shows Support for Raising Michigan's Minimum Wage

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Group needs 258,000 signatures to put proposal to raise state minimum wage on November ballot
LANSING - A new poll suggests 65% of Michigan voters support a ballot proposal to hike the state's minimum wage from $7.40 to $10.10 an hour. Results of the poll of 600 likely voters, conducted March 9 and Monday, were released to the Free Press by Lambert, Edwards & Associates, which conducted the poll along with Denno Research.
6:21 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Petition Drive for Minimum Wage Increase Launches in Kalamazoo

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Raise Michigan has to gather 258,000 valid signatures by May 28th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - On Saturday, about 50 people gathered in the gymnasium of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Amid green balloons decorated with dollar signs, volunteers prepared to canvass for the first signatures to put a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017 on the November ballot.
1:03 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Group Seeking Higher Minimum Wage Boosts Proposal to $10.10 an Hour

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Michigan last raised minimum wage to $7.40 an hour in 2008
LANSING - The group behind a proposed petition drive to raise Michigan's minimum wage has increased its request to $10.10 per hour. The group, called Raise Michigan, submitted language to the Secretary of State last week for a petition to initiate legislation to increase the state's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour by 2016.

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