Minimum Wage

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Target announced on Thursday plans to increase the hourly minimum wage for all current and new employees. The company will increase its minimum wage to $13 in June. The increase is part of Target’s commitment to pay employees a minimum of $15 an hour by the end of 2020. “Our team is Target’s […]

The wage increase will take place in spring, beginning with existing employees.   If you’re looking for a job, Target may be a great place to send your application. The corporation announced Tuesday that it will increase its starting minimum wage to $12 an hour as part of its commitment to pay a minimum wage […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Jerry Springer, the former Ohio politician and popular talk show host, appeared at a Labor Day rally in Cleveland to show support for labor unions and a minimum wage increase. Monday morning’s rally was meant to highlight the importance of the work force and how they are impacted by anti-worker politicians that […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Big news for city of Cleveland employees. Mayor Frank G. Jackson announced Monday that anyone who does not make at least $15 per hour will be moved to that amount. The increase will be effective April 2018, corresponding with the third year of the City’s union contracts. “I have made a […]

You might have thought the $15 dollar minimum wage in Cleveland was dead. Maybe not. An Ohio judge has just tossed out a law passed last year, that kept cities from hiking minimum wage above the state limit. The controversial Senate Bill 331 started as something completely unrelated, dealing with pet stores. But the legislation […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A joint committee recommended against passing proposed legislation that would raise the minimum wage in Cleveland to $15 an hour before Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The legislation was born out of a petition campaign by Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union. According to the city, $15 an hour is 85 percent […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – It’s a conversation happening in many states all over the country: raise minimum wage or keep it the same? Earlier this month, City Council proposed legislation that would raise the minimum wage from $8.10 an hour to $15 an hour. Currently, Ohio’s minimum wage is $8.10 — $0.85 higher than the federal rate […]

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank Jackson is a longtime supporter of better pay for the working poor. As Cleveland City Council President, he lobbied and passed a city plan to pay a “living wage” of $10/hour. The idea was for Cleveland’s plan to spread to the county, other cities and statewide. But that never happened. Now […]

CLEVELAND – A $15/hour minimum wage in Cleveland is one step closer to possible action. Raise Up Cleveland, a group backed by the Service Employees International Union, turned in more than 5,000 signatures on petitions Monday to Cleveland Council Clerk Pat Britt. The goal of the petitions is to put an ordinance before City Council […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Several workers were rallying outside Cleveland City Hall Thursday to demand a $15 minimum wage available in states like New York and California. Organizers say the demonstration involved workers in the fast food industry, nursing homes, hospitals and airports. The “Raise up Cleveland” campaign is also filing an initiative petition with the clerk of council. […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Local home care workers, nursing home workers, library staff, school district employees, fast food workers, and child care workers throughout Cleveland protested outside of City Hall on Tuesday, joining minimum wage workers in 500 cities nationwide to demand that elected leaders stand up for $15/hour and union rights. Called “Fight for $15,” this is […]


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