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minimum wage

noun as in lowest wage

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The report is sure to animate the already heated debate over whether to include raising the federal minimum wage in legislation to help the sputtering economic recovery and aid vaccine distribution.

Day-care operators, whose facilities have been mostly open for months, said their employees tend to be older and earn minimum wage, and deserve priority.

It would also raise the minimum wage, increase the child tax credit, provide rental assistance and money for nutrition programs, while setting aside hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to state and local governments.

They say the costs are too high and the mandate too far-flung, such as an initial call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and provisions for climate change.

From Time

At $14 an hour, I was earning $1 more than at my other job and $4 and change above the city’s minimum wage.

From Eater

He was treated like an immigrant, working for minimum wage, missing his family and having to move on from his musical career.

As a result, the inexperienced can find themselves earning well below minimum wage, or abused by underhanded employers.

Both give estimates of how many U.S. workers would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage.

Only about 3.3 million Americans (pdf)  earn the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or less.

Three days later, BrewDog's operation manager offered him a minimum-wage assistant brewer position.

The minimum wage law ought to form, in one fashion or another, a part of the code of every community.

This can be done, as with the minimum wage, partly by positive legislation and partly collective action.

A penny a day does not seem such an insufficient minimum wage to a traveler, as it does to a stay-at-home person.

There is much talk now of minimum wage legislation to guarantee laborers a certain standard.

Likewise labor at a minimum wage, congress and the lords of labor permitting.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to minimum wage, such as: living wage, and base pay.

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