Raising the US minimum wage to $15 an American dream

Union and fast food workers play drums during a demonstration in support of a proposal to raise the California minimum wage to $15 by 2022New York, Seattle, California: in the battle over the US minimum wage, cities and states are taking their own initiative, making regional advances toward the goal of a $15 an hour floor. Some cities have voted through spectacular increases, making the dream of better pay a reality for hundreds of thousands of employees in a country where the federal minimum wage level has remained unchanged at $7.25 an hour since 2009. New York was the latest state to act.

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