Biden to Mandate $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers


Order today that will raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour by next year. NPR's Aisha Roscoe. Reports at the current minimum wage for government contractors is 10 95 an hour the order will affect hundreds of thousands of workers, according to administration officials. Well loss of require that the minimum ways be adjusted annually to reflect inflation and that tip workers receive the same minimum wages. Other employees. Officials argued that raising the minimum wage would not increase costs for taxpayers, citing research that shows that higher wages, increased productivity and reduced turnover. President Biden had included a $15 minimum wage for all workers and early versions of the Corona virus a package but that measure was removed from the law that eventually passed through the Senate rules. I used to Roscoe

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