#Hashtag: Minimum Wage Movement


Movement on minimum wage is happening both close to home and nationally, as a current focus of both state-level government and presidential-hopefuls. Last week, the City Council of Kansas City voted 12-1 to raise minimum wage. It still has a chance of being derailed by lawmakers, but for now:

There was, predictably, a mixed reaction. Is it going to bring workers to a livable wage, or lose too many their jobs entirely?


And then just yesterday, New York moved forward to raise fast food workers’ minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Politicians made sure their positions were known as well.

A higher minimum wage could soon be coming to a theatre, or a local burger joint, near you.

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