The Countdown #8

Denied Workers a Minimum Wage Increase 

The last time the minimum wage was increased in America was in 2009. It has remained at $7.25 an hour since.

The Trump Administration had a chance in 2019 to pass the ‘Raise the Wage Act’ to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. This would have helped 33 million American workers and lifted 1.3 million out of poverty. The administration rejected the five-year incremental wage increase and kept it at the static rate it has been at for over a decade.

 

Joe Biden knows that “basic protections like minimum wage and overtime pay allow workers to earn their fair share.” He has a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. He has worked over his career to support state and local laws increasing the minimum wage and he will continue to fight for fair wages for Americans.

 

 

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