Thursday, July 18, 2019

House Passes $15 An Hour Minimum Wage

I'm not an expert on these kinds of things but I have a few thoughts on this. What if you've been on the job for 3 years and you are a $15 an hour, do people that get hired now start at the same wage as you? Won't employers simply cut the number of staff or the hours of existing staff to make up the difference?

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate.