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State of the Union Reaction

President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address last night, in which he called for an increase in the minimum wage and for an extension of emergency unemployment assistance. The president called for raising the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10. He …

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Minimum Wage Coalition Started

The effort to raise the minimum wage in Michigan got another push yesterday. Community organizing, social justice and labor groups have formed the Raise Michigan coalition to explore a petition drive to put a minimum wage proposal on the November 4 statewide ballot. Michigan’s minimum wage is $7.40 per hour …

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Possibility of Minimum Wage Increase

Several reports suggest President Obama is considering using an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors. It could be seen as a step toward putting pressure on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage for all workers. U-S Senator Carl Levin of Michigan says he believes there …

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Minimum Wage Could Increase

The U.S. Senate could within the next few weeks take up a proposal to phase-in an increase of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. And U.S. Senator Carl Levin of Michigan believes there’s a chance it could happen. This week, a group of 75 economists backed the idea, …

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