Stories tagged: "minimum wage"

From L to R: Kyona Kelley, Porche Vann, Yeshera Douglas protest for higher wages outside a Little Caesar's in Fayetteville.
‘I Make Less Than a Two-Topping Pizza’: Inside NC’s Fight for a $15 Wage

As President Biden calls for a $15 federal minimum age, some in NC are struggling to make ends meet today.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity.  (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
HB2 Is Officially Dead and Gone in NC. Here’s Why That Matters.

The sunset of NC’s repeal of HB2 could have far-reaching effects, impacting local non-discrimination ordinances and, even, minimum wage rules.

What it's like to live on low wages in North Carolina
North Carolina Mom Tries to Make It on Less Than $10 an Hour. Sometimes She Doesn’t.

Ieisha Franceis, a mother and grandmother in Durham, North Carolina, talks about the hardships she endures just trying to make ends meet.

Graphic via NC Raise Up / Courier
North Carolina Workers Are Fed Up With the State’s $7.25 Minimum Wage

In 2019, Democratic lawmakers introduced at least seven bills to raise the state’s minimum wage, but not a single one received a committee hearing, let alone a vote, in the Republican-controlled legislature.