Minimum Wage

Ohio State University is raising the minimum wage for qualifying staff members to 15 dollars per hour next year. 

Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would increase the pay of at least 17 million people, but also put 1.3 million Americans out of work, according to a study by the Congressional Budget Office released on Monday.

The increased federal minimum could also raise the wages of another 10 million workers and lift 1.3 million Americans out of poverty, according to the nonpartisan CBO. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 and last increased a decade ago.

Franklin County commissioners have announced a new collaboration to address poverty. 

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Bank of America will raise the minimum wage for its employees to $20 an hour in the next two years and freeze health care cost increases for lower-paid workers, the company said Tuesday.

The hourly pay will rise to $17 starting May 1 and then increase to the higher rate by 2021, CEO Brian Moynihan said.

Minority Democrats in the Ohio Legislature have re-introduced a bill raising the state's minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour. 

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A federal appeals court has ruled that Ohio televangelist Ernest Angley did not violate labor laws by urging members of his congregation to volunteer at his church's for-profit restaurant. 

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Democratic state lawmakers are making another effort to raise the minimum wage. 

19 states, including Ohio, will see their minimum wages increase on January 1st.

Ohio's minimum wage will increase by 5 cents next year to adjust for inflation.

Ohio Public Radio

Minority Democrats in the Ohio Legisature have laid out their agenda on economic and educational issues they say majority Republicans are ignoring.

Columbus-based Nationwide Insurance says it will increase its minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour by the end of next June.

Fast Food Workers Strike Calls Attention To Minimum Wage

Dec 5, 2013

Workers at fast food restaurants in Columbus and several other U.S. cities are holding strikes and protests today, seeking higher wages. 

A study by the University of California at Berkeley shows 45 percent of Ohio's 75-thousand fast food workers make so little income that they turn to public assistance programs to make ends meet.

Ohio Minimum Wage Worker Tells Her Story

Aug 29, 2013

Thousands of fast-food workers are scheduled to go on strike today in cities in Ohio and other states to seek a higher wage.

Minimum Wage Goes Up Next Year

Dec 28, 2012

The state's minimum wage will increase slightly next year, thanks to Ohio voters.