Boosts to local minimum wages are no excuse for federal inaction

Millions of working people got a raise on Jan. 1 as the minimum wage went up in 19 states and nearly two dozen cities.

Some workers’ wages increased by a few cents an hour — the result of automatic annual adjustments in their state’s minimum wage — while other workers saw increases of as much as $2 an hour, as victories in legislatures and at the ballot box came into effect.

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Shelly Jo Jacobs

Author: Shelly Jo Jacobs