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The Fight for $15 Minimum Wage

It began as a far-fetched political movement in 2009 — now the fight to increase the federal minimum wage is nearing a reality. Here's how we got to this point.

03/18/2019 10:21 AM
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  • Adeel H.
    03/18/2019 10:22

    Why black People are so kind- they are amazing

  • Abraham Y.
    03/18/2019 10:35

    Why does Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) still have her position on the House Foreign Relations Committee? House Republicans stripped Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) of his committee positions after making his own controversial remarks. Omar should have met the same fate. But considering recent history, it's not surprising that Omar remains unpunished. It's just the latest example of their party turning a blind eye to the rise of anti-Semitism in their ranks over the years—if not embracing it at time.

  • Christopher A.
    03/18/2019 10:37

    This is about as smart as printing more Money just so we have more in the banks and more to distribute. Which in turn devalues the money even more. That is what’s happening with minimum wage.

  • Christopher A.
    03/18/2019 10:37

    What to earn more money? Work harder

  • Scott M.
    03/18/2019 10:53

    If you want a raise, get an education and climb your way up the ladder. That's how Capitalism works, you help YOURSELF.

  • John A.
    03/18/2019 12:25

    What do these idiots think will happen when it goes up to $15.00 an hour? Prices are soaring at fast food places and the minimum wage hasn't even hit that high yet.

  • Brut
    03/18/2019 14:49

    McDonald's workers took their Fight for $15 campaign to the company's headquarters:

  • Peter C.
    03/18/2019 19:48

    $15/hr means more employees with less hours

  • Allen C.
    03/18/2019 20:08

    $15 an hour is going to put MORE people in the poverty level.

  • James P.
    03/19/2019 05:30

    As a retiree, I’ve needed occasional help on building projects and around my property. I’ve been paying $15 for 8 years and still can’t find anyone who shows up properly, has a vehicle and can drive, or can do anything strenuous.

  • John B.
    03/19/2019 13:01

    $15 an hour....? Where you don't even finish high school and expect to make the same money as a technician that finished up with a degree. Where you can get absolutely horrible service, or have to wait till they're finished looking at their cell phone to be taken care of. Where jobs that were designed for high school kids or college kids to make a few extra dollars until their education is complete. Now expect those same jobs to take care of a family.

  • Vida U.
    03/20/2019 17:08

    $15 isnt where it should be. More like $9.5-$10.

  • Josh G.
    03/21/2019 05:58

    15 dollars an hour because gas prices are high? Guess what.. gas prices will increase because consumers now can afford it. It's as simple as that.

  • Bill B.
    03/21/2019 20:36

    Hooray for inflation and laziness great job!

  • Alex W.
    03/21/2019 21:28

    How to kill small business in one simple step

  • Thomas C.
    03/22/2019 20:50

    If you raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour all other wages must be raised the same amount. Prices of goods will go up to compensate the higher wages. No one will ever be ahead. The only reason politicians support this is it creates more tax dollars.

  • Josh M.
    03/22/2019 21:05

    Okay so someone correct me if I am wrong but doesn't raising the minimum wage not only hurt a bussinesses chances of employing more people but doesn't it also raise the price of just about everything

  • Manny B.
    03/22/2019 22:37

    Where will the money come from?

  • Robert T.
    03/23/2019 00:12

    Raising the wage is fine when you have clause/language that says big business will/shall not raise their prices for 1 or 2 years allowing the consumers to catch up.

  • JuanAntonio V.
    03/23/2019 12:20

    All a circle, wages goes up, prices goes up to keep on track to pay bills and employees. Now, $15 an hour means all products everywhere you use to buy cheap will have a price increase, because most can afford it now. Not saying is a bad idea, but warning about what will happen.