Minimum Wage

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    Here is a look at some of this week’s minimum wage stories from around the country. ABA is encouraging its members to reach out to town, county, or state officials to ensure they have a voice in any minimum wage discussions that take place in their communities.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    Here is a look at some of this week’s minimum wage stories from around the country, including an announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor that it will be making increasing the federal minimum wage a key priority.

    Kiva Zip Aims to Help Small Businesses Gain Access to Capital

    Kiva, a nonprofit, peer-to-peer microlender, has rolled out Kiva Zip to help small business owners in the U.S. gain access to capital via interest-free loans.

    ABA Talks Minimum Wage With NY Governor, Plus Other Minimum Wage Updates

    Here’s a report on a phone meeting between staff from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office and John Hutchison of the Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery and two ABA staff members to discuss New York State’s proposed minimum wage increase, as well as a roundup of minimum wage stories in the news around the country.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    The weekly roundup features minimum wage stories from around the country to help keep booksellers on top of local developments affecting their businesses.

    BTW Talks Minimum Wage With Left Bank Books’ Jarek Steele

    Left Bank’s Jarek Steele talks about the struggle to pay employees a living wage and the need to stay competitive, the effects a $15 minimum wage would have on his business, how he presents his concerns to community leaders, and more.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    The minimum wage movement has become a topic in the presidential race, with candidates in both parties addressing questions on the issue in their recent debates. Here is a look at the latest minimum wage news from around the country. 

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    Across the nation, labor groups and many legislators are working to increase the minimum wage. Here’s a look at some of the minimum wage issues in the news during the past week.

    Minimum Wage: Increases in Maine and Washington Get Voted Down

    On Election Day, residents in Maine and Washington voted down proposed minimum wage increases.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    The weekly roundup features minimum wage stories from around the country to help keep booksellers on top of local developments affecting their businesses.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    Minimum Wage Roundup is a new BTW feature that will report on minimum wage stories from around the country in an effort to keep booksellers on top of developments in their local communities and states.

    ABA to NY Governor: Give Indies a Voice in Minimum Wage Discussions

    ABA has sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to request that independent booksellers be given an opportunity to help craft a solution that raises the state’s minimum wage based upon sound economic principles.

    ABA Urges Mayors to Include Indies in Discussions on Minimum Wage

    In a letter to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, ABA CEO Oren Teicher called on the nation’s mayors to include indie retailers in any discussions on increasing the minimum wage in their cities.

    A Small Business Perspective on Minimum Wage

    Last week, Left Bank Books co-owner Jarek Steele wrote a blog post highlighting the challenges small business owners face regarding minimum wage.

    Op-Ed: Minimum Wage Issue Needs Realistic Policy Solutions & Association Input

    Hazel Roos, a prospective bookseller and provisional ABA member, is the owner of Paint Away, a pottery painting and glass fusing studio in Redmond, Washington. This op-ed on the minimum wage is adapted from an e-mail she recently sent to ABA.

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