Ryan McFarland

Washington D.C. To Raise Minimum Wage To $15/Hour By 2020

While companies like Target, Walmart, and IKEA have been announcing increases to their employee minimum wage one by one, some cities — and states — have take it upon themselves to approve across the board wage increases for residents. Joining the list that already includes Seattle, Los Angeles, and the state of California, the Washington, D.C. council approved a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $15/hour by 2020.  [More]

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California’s Plastic Bag Ban Delayed, Must Now Face November 2016 Referendum Vote

With just five months until California’s statewide plastic bag ban was set to take effect, opponents of the law have successfully petitioned for a ballot referendum, delaying the law until voters have their say next year. [More]

Vote For Consumerist In 2009 Bloggies

Vote For Consumerist In 2009 Bloggies

The Consumerist has been nominated for “Best Writing of a Weblog” and “Best Topical Weblog” in the 2009 Bloggies. Let’s get out the vote and win this thing!

Consumerist Nominated For Best Blog

Consumerist Nominated For Best Blog

That’s right, despite having its budget slashed and being put up for sale, Consumerist still rocked 2008 with a bunch of cool and/or ridiculously awesome posts, and now we’re in the running for the Best Blog in the 2008 Weblog Awards. You can cast your vote here. Frankly, we haven’t even heard of some of the competitors. Gawk-er? What is that, a peeping tom site? Boing boing? Who names this stuff?

Help Consumerist Win BOBs

Help Consumerist Win BOBs

All around the world, people like us. To cement our global grip, however, you need vote for us as Best English Blog in the Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards 2008. Vote here.