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.

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