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The Impact of City-Specific Minimum Wage Standards

By Center for Economic and Policy Research
Mar 22 2011

Washington, DC – City minimum wages don't hurt the employment prospects of low-wage workers, according to a new report released today by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) that analyzes the wage and employment effects of the first three city-specific minimum wages in the U.S.

Governor signs minimum wage hike to $7.50

By Deborah Baker
www.santafelivingwage.org, Mar 23 2007
Gov. Bill Richardson on Friday signed into law a $7.50-an-hour minimum wage for tens of thousands of New Mexico workers.

Group seeks wage hike

By Zsombor Peter
Gallup Independent, Oct 19 2006

GALLUP — The federal minimum wage stuck at $5.15 an hour since 1997 buys less today than in did in 1950, according to the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, a nationwide effort to raise the minimum wage federally and in select states. Adjusted for inflation, the campaign figures, the minimum wage of 1950 would be worth more than $6 today. 

The Moral Minimum

By Sasha Abramsky
The Nation, Oct 19 2006

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Group seeks wage hike

By Zsombor Peter
Gallup Independent, Oct 9 2006
GALLUP — The federal minimum wage stuck at $5.15 an hour since 1997 buys less today than it did in 1950, according to the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, a nationwide effort to raise the minimum wage federally and in select states. Adjusted for inflation, the campaign figures, the minimum wage of 1950 would be worth more than $6 today. But with little movement in Washington or Santa Fe to raise the federal rate, a local group in seeking to at least raise it within Gallup city limits.

Council leader hopeful on wage hike

By Erik Siemers
Albuquerque Tribune, Apr 4 2006
But a year later, with a new council and a different political climate, his luck could change.

"I'm cautiously optimistic we're going to be able to pass something," Heinrich said. He introduced a bill Monday that would increase the city's minimum wage to $6.75 an hour on Jan. 1. That would rise to $7.15 a year later and finally $7.50 by 2009.
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