fight for 15
The California senator and Democratic 2020 hopeful plans to join the strike line as part of the Fight for $15 movement.
The bill is headed nowhere in the Senate, but it shows the muscle behind the Fight for $15.
It's been more than a decade since Congress passed an increase to the federal wage floor.
Republicans will highlight the projected job losses, but backers of a $15 wage floor say the benefits exceed the costs.
The senator and 2020 hopeful also spoke in support of a proposal to put an hourly employee on Walmart's corporate board.
Several 2020 contenders plan to join the fast-food employees in Fight for $15 protests this week when the chain's shareholders meet.
That makes it the fourth state just this year to sign off on $15.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) got the better of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with the help of a pricey pastry.
Staffers at the Service Employees International Union say the organization is trying to break its own staff union through hard-nosed bargaining.
The bill would increase the state’s minimum wage from the current $10.10 per hour to $15 by 2025 for companies with 15 or more workers.