TITLE

Senate Votes Down Minimum Wage Increase

AUTHOR(S)
Ellis, Kristi
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
WWD: Women's Wear Daily;6/22/2006, Vol. 191 Issue 132, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Senate defeated proposals to raise the federal minimum wage as Democrats and Republicans battled over flex time, the size of the increase and the impact on small businesses in 2006. U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy (D.-Massachusetts) tried to attach an amendment to a defense spending bill that would have increased the federal hourly minimum wage. Although a majority of the Senate backed his proposal, Kennedy's amendment failed to get the votes needed for passage under a procedural agreement he reached with Senate Republican leaders. However, retailers feel the minimum wage issue is still alive, much to their dismay.
ACCESSION #
21441680

 

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