Democratic lawmakers want to increase the federal minimum wage from the current level of $7.25 to $15.00 per hour to provide workers a “livable” wage that they can raise their families on.
Increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 would lead to:
- Anywhere from 1.3 million to 7 million jobs lost.
- Fewer opportunities for low-skilled workers, young people, and women.
- Reduced hours/smaller paychecks for workers.
We want every American to experience upward mobility and achieve his or her American dream. For many, it starts with that first minimum-wage job.
Here’s the issue of minimum wage in 60 seconds