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An increase to a $15 minimum wage marks a core component of Biden’s new stimulus plan

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President-elect Joe Biden’s newly unveiled stimulus plan includes a federal minimum wage increase to $15 an hour, although the measure is likely to face pushback in Congress.

Currently set at $7.25 an hour, Biden moved to nearly double the country’s minimum wage in his $1.9 trillion economic relief package. The plan would also include the elimination of separate minimum-wage thresholds for workers who receive tips and workers with disabilities — a statement that received wide support due to its inclusivity of all workers.

“No one working 40 hours a week should live below the poverty line,” Biden details ⇒

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