Poll question: Another look at the minimum wage
Currently, the federal mandate stands at $7.25 per hour. Is it time for a raise?
The House has passed a bill to raise the national minimum wage to $15 per hour. It probably won’t pass, as the Senate is solidly opposed to such a measure.
In some places, local jurisdictions have boosted the minimum wage beyond the federal requirement. For instance, at the airport in Houston, a minimum wage of $12 per hour will take off in 2021. And in Oakland, some hotel workers will receive a $20 rate.
In the meantime, the national minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009.
Against this backdrop comes this week’s poll question: Is it time to raise the minimum? Take the poll on the right side of this page (or scroll down your mobile device).
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