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

Wage increase is part of Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID relief package

Raise the minimum wage Fight for $15 protest in front of McDonalds with signs and press conference
Fight for $15 by the Milwaukee Teachers Education Union. 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.