Minimum Wage http://wunc.org en Survey: Companies Don't Like $10 Hour Minimum Wage http://wunc.org/post/survey-companies-dont-10-hour-minimum-wage <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Chief Financial Officers say increasing the national minimum wage to $10 an hour could have negative consequences.</p><p>The latest survey by <a href="http://www.cfosurvey.org/">Duke University</a> and <a href="http://www.cfosurvey.org/2014q1/press-release.pdf">CFO Magazine</a> shows companies would cut jobs or reduce hiring if the minimum wage rose to $10 an hour.&nbsp;</p><p>Duke Finance Professor John Graham says nearly half of retail firms and one-third of service and manufacturing companies said they would decrease hiring plans.</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:59:21 +0000 Leoneda Inge 31987 at http://wunc.org Survey: Companies Don't Like $10 Hour Minimum Wage Raising The Minimum Wage http://wunc.org/post/raising-minimum-wage <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">President Barack Obama signed an executive order last week to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 per hour. He is pushing for Congress to pass a bill that will do the same for all Americans.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:21:34 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 30740 at http://wunc.org Raising The Minimum Wage The State Of The Union: What It Means For North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/state-union-what-it-means-north-carolina <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Arial"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">In his annual address to the nation, President Obama discussed raising the minimum wage for federal workers and closing the gender wage gap. He also praised North Carolina's innovation hub. </span></font></font></span></font></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29839 at http://wunc.org The State Of The Union: What It Means For North Carolina White House Continues Effort To Increase Minimum Wage http://wunc.org/post/white-house-continues-effort-increase-minimum-wage <p></p><p>The White House is continuing to take its effort to raise the nation's minimum wage on the road.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/sotu_minimum_wage.pdf">proposed change</a> was part of President Obama's message during his stop at an Asheville plant in February. He said it's time for an increase in the minimum wage "because if you work full time, you shouldn't be in poverty." Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:16:27 +0000 Gurnal Scott 12193 at http://wunc.org White House Continues Effort To Increase Minimum Wage