Tag: minimum wage

Better Utah responds to premature end of unemployment benefits

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Governor Cox announced that the additional $300 weekly unemployment benefits and other federal unemployment programs related to the pandemic would end June 26, rather than the federal expiration of Sept. 6. The move to end the unemployment stipend prematurely is a trend among

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Commentary: Higher minimum wage will help workers and the economy

This commentary originally appeared at sltrib.com. Read it in its entirety here. In the next week or so, Congress will have the opportunity to give 488,000 working Utahns a substantial raise. The Raise the Wage Act will increase the wage to $15 an hour over the next six years to alleviate the rising economic stress

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Op-ed: Time has come to raise the minimum wage

Source: Deseret News In Utah, we take pride in calling ourselves pro-family. We embrace the idea that children benefit from more time in a supportive household. Unfortunately, too many parents in Utah are pushed out of the home and away from their children, forced to choose between evenings with their children and another low-paying job

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Maximum disappointment over minimum wage no-vote

In the late 19th and early 20th century many corporate owners began offering their employees various benefits — like meal plans and basic health care. If you’ll think back to your high school social studies class, you’ll recall that this movement was called welfare capitalism. Ring a bell? Although at first blush it may sound

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The week in letters: Walmart, Weber and Ordain Women

A letter-writing campaign in the Standard Examiner that targets two Weber County Commissioners leads this week’s letters to the editor from newspapers across the still-snowy state of Utah. Also up: Walmart’s greed, wise words from our youth, and the Ordain Women movement. Break up ‘good ol’ boy problem in Weber commission It’s always interesting when

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