On January 1st, the minimum wage will increase in seven states, modestly boosting
the incomes of approximately 647,000 minimum wage workers in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Ohio,
Oregon, Vermont and Washington. Today the National Employment Law Project hailed the upcoming
increases as an essential move to help workers keep up with the rising cost of living, increase
consumer spending at local businesses and promote the kind of good jobs that will be critical to the
nation’s economic recovery. continue reading

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