Raise the Wage Act of 2021

Chump change: Romney-Cotton minimum wage proposal leaves 27 million workers without a pay increase

BY: - February 25, 2021

Those who had high hopes for a serious minimum wage proposal from the Republican Party will be disappointed: The recent proposal released by Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) would not even increase the minimum wage to 1960s levels, after adjusting for inflation. It is a meager increase that fails to address the problem of low pay in the U.S. economy.

Interactive report maps the impact of raising the minimum wage by congressional district

BY: - February 2, 2021

A new report from the Washington, DC-based Economic Policy Institute shows the impact of raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 in tremendous detail — perhaps most notably by congressional district (as well as age, gender, and race and ethnicity). This is from the report: The federal minimum hourly wage is just $7.25 and […]