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Opinion

Opinion: A $15 Minimum Wage Hurts Vulnerable Workers the Most

Millions of hourly workers could lose their jobs if Democrats raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Many House and Senate Democrats are still pushing the Raise the Wage Act, which would more than double the current minimum wage by 2025. Though they advocated a $15 federal minimum wage for years, the legislation is

COVID-19

House nears relief bill passage; Dems mull wage hike rescue

Democrats edged a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package to the brink of House passage late Friday, even as party leaders sought to assure agitated progressives that they’d revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage. A virtual party-line House vote was expected on the sweeping measure, which embodies President Joe Biden’s plan to flush

Economy

Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike

Union activist Terrence Wise recalls being laughed at when he began pushing for a national $15 per hour minimum wage almost a decade ago. Nearly a year into the pandemic, the idea isn’t so funny. The coronavirus has renewed focus on challenges facing hourly employees who have continued working in grocery stores, gas stations and

National

Biden’s Spending Plan Puts Swing State Dems in a Bind

Impeachment is easy. Governing is hard. That may be the lesson Democrats on Capitol Hill are about to learn as President-elect Biden prepares to take office. While the impeachment vote got most of the publicity, the biggest news of the past few days was Joe Biden’s prime-time TV rollout of his $1.9. trillion COVID-19 spending plan.

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