Kennedy, Jr. speaks to the press after testifying in a hearing for his cousin, Michael Skakel, at Stamford, Conn., Superior Court, Tuesday, April 17, 2007. http://traininginterview.adafire.org/2016/12/15/introducing-picking-out-fundamental-elements-for-interview/Michael Skakel who was convicted in 2002 … more Photo: File Photo Image 8 of 24 Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel , convicted in the murder of Martha Moxley was at one time a high-profile inmate at the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, CT. Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel , convicted in the murder of Martha Moxley was at one time a high-profile inmate at the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, CT. Photo: File Photo Image 9 of 24 Dorthy and John Moxley stand together to give a statement after a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Martha Moxley. “This day is for Martha” said Dorthy after waiting 27 years for this verdict. Dorthy and John Moxley stand together to give a statement after a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Martha Moxley. “This day is for Martha” said Dorthy after waiting 27 years for this verdict. Photo: File Photo Image 10 of 24 Michael Sherman addresses the media after a guilty verdict in the Martha Moxley murder trial. He is flanked by David Skakel, on left, and Steven Skakel, on right, two of Michael Skakel’s brothers.
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“So it’s not so much that there’s been a major shift from our elected officials Rather, it’s low-wage workers, it’s their neighbors, it’s folks in their communities who overwhelmingly voted to support ballot initiatives raising the minimum wage.” States that are seeing raises due to ballot measures include: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and the District of Columbia. Sam Petulla / NBC News Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Vermont, meanwhile, have their lawmakers to thank for the minimum wage hikes. Some of the increases are small, amounting to only a few cents as in Florida, where minimum wage will go from $8.05-an-hour to $8.10 on January 1. But workers’ rights advocates insist any increase, no matter how tiny, makes a difference. “When you’re talking about the types of decisions that minimum wage workers are making trading off whether they’ll pay their healthcare bill or their groceries — any increase is significant,” Schleifer said. The raises are especially notable when compared to the federal minimum wage, which has stayed constant at $7.25 since 2009. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary, Andrew F. Puzder, opposed the Obama administration’s efforts to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 well below the $15 minimum wage that many advocates are calling for. interview skills as interviewer“The new labor secretary has been opposed to the interests of workers on almost every level, including expanding overtime wages and raising the minimum wage,” said Paul Sonn, general counsel and program director at the National Employment Law Project, a workers’ rights group.
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