If the increase is successful, it would mark the first increase in the federal minimum wage in 12 years.
A group of 10 Republicans want a bipartisan stimulus bill less than a third the size of what President Joe Biden has put forward.
A national $15 dollar minimum wage isn't just the right thing to do by our workers, it's also a pro-business policy.
The Raise the Wage Act claims that a $15 minimum wage would give nearly 32 million American workers a raise.
"I'm not sure it's the smartest thing to do," Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky told Politico.
However, Democrats face several procedural hurdles to successfully pass the measure into law without GOP assistance.
The proposed coronavirus relief package includes around $1 trillion in direct relief to American families.
Two additional states will raise the wage later this year.
While efforts to raise the national minimum wage to $15 have stalled out in Congress, Florida's plan won't take full effect until 2026.
Chris Smalls said that the TCOEW's demands include increased wages, medicare, childcare, and more.
Rates of suicide in the U.S. spiked by 30 percent between 1999 to 2017.
Adjusted for inflation, the minimum wage's value is sharply down from its peak in 1968, when workers earned the equivalent of $10.15 an hour in 2018 dollars.
No single or dominant cause explains stagnating earnings or rising inequality in the US. Simplistic "silver bullet" policies would likely be ineffective, or even do more harm than good.
We need laws that will empower contractors and freelancers without risking taking away the work they count on.
"Fox & Friends" hosts suggested that a better solution to raising the tipped minimum wage is to "work hard" and be "nice to the people" you're serving.
"I'm gonna say $15 to $20 minimum wage because of private sector prosperity," Larry Kudlow told Fox News.
"I'm proud that all of our workers are gonna be well paid," the 2020 presidential hopeful said.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib spoke to a group in Detroit, saying wages should go up beyond the $15 an hour approved by the House last week.
Bernie 2020 field organizers say they make a salary of $36,000 annually but work 60 hours per week, which is an average of $13 per hour.
"Many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially, which is severely impacting our team's productivity and morale. Some field organizers have already left the campaign as a result," a draft of a letter from the campaign union to Sanders' campaign manager reads.
The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than 10 years, the longest period of time that the amount has remained stagnant.
Some low-wage workers are reluctant to accept promotions or raises because it will reduce their amount of government housing assistance and make it harder to make ends meet.
The 2019 Raise the Wage Act, introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Bobby Scott, would boost wages for nearly 40 percent of all black workers in the United States.
The U.S. army is pursuing recruits in liberal cities, but higher minimum wage laws may be getting in the way.
Emmanuel Macron's presidential address was watched by more than 21 million people—a greater number than tuned in for France's World Cup Final victory last July.
Amazon embarks on a path many large American organizations have gone down before: getting cozy with power players in D.C. to lock in special advantages that keep them ahead of their competitors.
The company will now be advocating for an increase in the federal minimum wage, it said.
Panic buttons are needed because hospitality employees "are vulnerable to crimes and other threatening behavior, including sexual assault," the proposed ordinance states.
A driver's median profit is just $3.37 per hour, and, when including vehicle costs, 30 percent of drivers are losing money for every mile they drive.