"I met people across the country, from Appalachia to Oakland, who worked multiple jobs, had multiple roommates, and still could not reliably pay all of their bills each month."
The new law also makes fashion brands more accountable for wage theft committed by subcontractors in L.A. garment factories.
The last hike came early in former President Barack Obama’s first term.
At local minimum wage rates, a worker would have to put in 79 hours a week, nearly two full-time jobs, to afford a modest one-bedroom rental, a report finds.
The president's plan will hike the federal government's wage floor significantly in 2022.
Senate Democrats have had little success finding agreement among themselves on how much to increase the federal minimum wage.
Dan Price of Gravity Payments said revenue has tripled since he cut his own annual salary of $1 million to $70,000.
Top Senate Democrats will huddle on Tuesday in an attempt to unify around a path toward hiking the federal minimum wage.
Sen. Bernie Sanders tried to force a vote on the proposal, which died on procedural grounds.
Support for increasing the minimum wage to $15 was near-universal among Democrats.
Hand gestures are commonplace in the Senate, but Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is getting flack for the way she voted against a $15 minimum wage.
It doesn’t look like a $15 federal minimum wage will be included in the next COVID-19 relief bill.
A $15 minimum wage is overwhelmingly popular but can’t get 60 votes in the Senate. The same is true for most of the Democratic Party’s major priorities.
After a roadblock in their $15-an-hour plan, Senate Democrats are considering higher taxes on corporations that pay low wages.
Sen. Lindsay Graham clashed with the CEO of Costco over a $15 minimum wage increase.
Costco is upping its minimum pay to $16 an hour because "paying employees good wages makes sense," W. Craig Jelinek told the Senate Budget Committee.
This is a devastating blow to the campaign to raise the minimum wage
Nearly six out of 10 Americans think the minimum wage should be much higher than the current rate of $7.25 per hour.
The plan from Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton offers a wage well below what Democrats are seeking, and has major implications for undocumented workers.
The West Virginia Democrats held a private meeting with workers and anti-poverty activists campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.