Proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage would boost paychecks

By: - February 12, 2021 3:00 pm
Raise the minimum wage Fight for $15 protest in front of McDonalds with signs and press conference

Milwaukee Fight for $15 minimum wage rallly (MTEA | via Flickr) McDonald’s protest 1/15/21 CC BY-NC 2.0

WASHINGTON—A gradual increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would increase the pay of low-income workers across the U.S. but particularly in much of the South, researchers and experts predict.

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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