Sanders brings the Fight For 15 to Washington

The Fight For 15 is heading to Washington. On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), co-chairs of the 70-member Congressional Progressive Caucus, will unveil legislation that would set the federal minimum wage at $15 an hour–a figure that’s more than double the current rate of $7.25. The proposal…

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  1. The idea of a single nation-wide minimum wage is badly flawed. The cost of living varies significantly by locality, and minimum wage laws should reflect that if they are to be effective. $10/hr may be enough for the rural south, and $15/hr may be right for a middle-of-the-pack location. But $20/hr may not be enough in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.
    Also, with an effective start date of 2020, all of these figures probably need at least a 10% bump.

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