Raising the Minimum Wage Would Benefit Millions of Workers

The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 per hour for 13 years, according to Oxfam. That‘s $290 a week or $15,000 a year. And millions of workers–domestic caregivers, farmworkers, student workers, tipped wage workers, workers with disabilities–are not even entitled to $7.25 per hour. These are subminimum wage workers, and they deserve more, the story says.

“Explore our maps below to better understand how creating a universal minimum wage and raising it to $15 per hour would benefit more than 51.9 million workers–31.9 percent of the workforce–and read our full report.”

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