Count Ashlea Hyde among the Akron Children’s Hospital employees who got a larger paycheck when the hospital in late 2019 boosted its minimum pay rate to $15 an hour. Hyde currently works part-time as a medical secretary in the hospital’s offices in downtown Warren. And, in about six months, she will […]

Before the pandemic, it was hard to argue against raising the minimum wage. Now denying a raise to the lowest-paid workers in the United States, deemed essential, seems inhumane. Yet just this week, the Congressional Budget Office offered up ammunition to opponents of raising worker pay. The federal agency, which […]

Text size ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images The last time the federal minimum wage was increased, “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas was the No. 1 song on the radio, and I was a recent college graduate frantically searching for work during the peak of the Great Recession. That was […]

DULUTH, Ga. ― The situation, Republicans in this Atlanta suburb were warned, is dire. If Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff win Senate runoff elections and give their party control of the U.S. Senate, it would mean the “collapse of the United States of America,” Rep. Andy Biggs. (R-Ariz.) said. […]