• The minimum wage hike Biden ran on is unlikely to be in the Senate's $1.9 trillion stimulus package

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Democrats are gearing up to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package, but all signs are pointing to a much-anticipated minimum wage hike not being included in the bill.
    Increasing the federal minimum wage from its current rate of $7.25 an hour to $15 is a major priority for Democrats, who now control the Senate for the first time since 2015, and is something Biden has also stressed in his campaign and in his presidency.
    But in a recent call with governors of both parties, Biden told them not to get their hopes up about the wage increase being...
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  • Why Biden's Minimum Wage Idea Is Old News for States

    Why Biden's Minimum Wage Idea Is Old News for States

    14 days ago - By Washington Post

    The U.S. minimum wage, $7.25 an hour, hasn't been raised since 2009. But 29 states and the District of Columbia and at least 53 cities and counties have lifted their pay floors above the national mandate. So have a number of corporations including Walmart Inc., which now offers minimum starting pay of $11 an hour, and Amazon.com Inc., which raised its minimum wage in the U.S. and the U.K. to $15 an hour.
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