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The last hike came early in former President Barack Obama’s first term.
The president's plan will hike the federal government's wage floor significantly in 2022.
Top Senate Democrats will huddle on Tuesday in an attempt to unify around a path toward hiking the federal minimum wage.
An estimated 27 million workers would see raises, though there would be 1.4 million fewer jobs.
They control all the levers of power, but have no room for error.
What Biden decides to do about Peter Robb could be a bellwether for how he governs -- as a moderate consensus-builder or a hard-nosed progressive.
But even if Democrats win both Senate races next month, they still need additional moderate members to back their $15-an-hour plan.
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.
The Fight for $15 has picked up a lot of steam in blue states.
It's just the fourth state to adopt such a law, following in the footsteps of California, Massachusetts and New York.
For both the party and the millions of workers who need a raise.