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    Minimum wage: Will it go up?

    The federal minimum wage in the United States has remained stagnant at $7.25 per hour since 2009.  The more than decade-long period represents the longest stretch without an increase since the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed in 1938—and it’s looking now like it will be longer still.

    A plan to include a phased-in increase to a $15 per hour federal minimum wage in the Biden administration’s proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package appears destined to fail. When President Biden met with a group of mayors and governors last week, he told them to be prepared for a legislative defeat…


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