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OPINION: The Minimum Wage, 100 Years Later

June marks the 100 year anniversary of the first minimum wage law passed in the United States. And, while there is nothing new about low-wage work — we should take this occasion to recognize an even more dispiriting fact about the low-wage workforce: It could have been a thing of the past.

Primary Elections Are Today

UNION COUNTY – In the area’s most closely watched contest, two Newark city councilmen, a state senator and the mayor of Irvington will face off in today’s Democratic Primary to determine the party’s nominee replace the late U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, who died in March. In Union County, the four contenders will be bracketed together in an open primary.

Election Results

On Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans chose their parties’ nominees for a variety of local offices, Congress, and the U.S. Senate, as well as delegates for this summer’s Presidential nominating conventions.