House to vote on raising the federal minimum wage

Jul 18, 2019
It would be the first increase at the federal level since 2009, but Senate Republicans aren't likely to consider the bill.
Workers strike in Los Angeles, California for a minimum wage of $15/hour in 2016.
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What's the purpose of a minimum wage?

Jul 7, 2017
We check in on the employer side of the minimum wage debate to see how policies impact businesses.
Food preparation at 71Above, in Los Angeles, CA.
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There is a patchwork of minimum wages across the U.S.

Dec 23, 2016
Congress hasn’t raised the federal minimum wage since 2009, but many states and localities have.
California Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill that will raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 while surrounded by supporters and politicians on stage at the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles, California on April 4, 2016. 
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