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Sheila Oliver interview
Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D) (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media)
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Minimum Wage Topic on Hold For Now

What was once a top priority for Assembly President Sheila Oliver and Democratic President Steve Sweeney, a raise in NJ's minimum wage is now something they say they will push for later in the year.

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Sheila Oliver interview
Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D) (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media)
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Minimum Wage Hike Not Dead: Speaker Oliver

Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver says her bill increasing the minimum wage isn't dead.

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Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
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NJ Assembly Okays Minimum Wage Hike Despite Biz Community Concerns [AUDIO]

A bill to hike New Jersey's hourly minimum wage to $8.50 and require the rate to then be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index was approved yesterday by the Assembly.

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1956 "Trix!" (Craig Allen Photo)
1956 "Trix!" (Craig Allen Photo)
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What Is Missing In This “Classic” Ad? PART 1 (PHOTOS)

Its March 1956.

Elvis Presley rules the radio and the pop charts ("Heartbreak Hotel" is #1 for 8 weeks). Dwight D. Eisenhower rules the "Free World," and is deciding to run for re-election. You could buy a 1956 Studebaker for just under $2,000. Gas cost 23 cents per gallon. The minimum wage is $1.

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Governor Chris Christie, Acting Adjutant General Michael Cunniff and Freedom House CEO Fred Reihl
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Christie Still Undecided About Boosting Minimum Wage [AUDIO]

Governor Christie has talked with Legislative leaders about their plan to boost the minimum wage in Jersey from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour - but he hasn't decided yet whether to support the proposal.

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Flickr User Flickr4jazz
Flickr User Flickr4jazz
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NJ’s Tipped Workers Make $2.13 An Hour, But That Could Soon Change [AUDIO]

You might be shocked to learn that the minimum wage for tipped employees in New Jersey is just over two dollars an hour.

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Bartenders, waitresses and other tipped workers could see minimum wage increase.
Flickr: Lee Coursey)
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Minimum Wage For Tipped Workers Could Be On The Rise

The minimum wage for tipped employees in New Jersey is astonishingly low, slightly over two bucks an hour.

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Flickr User Zoetnet
Flickr User Zoetnet
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Waiters, Bartenders Could See Minimum Wage Hike

Waitresses, bartenders and others in New Jersey who work primarily for tips could soon see an increase in their base pay.

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NJ Assembly Democrats Facebook
NJ Assembly Democrats Facebook
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NJ Minimum Wage Hike Inching Closer To Reality [POLL]

A bill to increase the New Jersey's minimum wage to $8.50 per hour from its current rate of $7.25, and index it to the Consumer Price Index to ensure annual adjustments that are in line with increases in the cost of living was approved by the Senate Labor Committee yesterday.

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Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media
Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media
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What Effect Would Boosting NJ’s Minimum Wage Really Have? [POLL]

As expected, the Assembly Labor Committee has released legislation that would increase the minimum wage in Jersey - from 7-25 to 8-50 an hour.

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