President Obama To Visit Conn. This Week To Rally Support For Higher Minimum WagePresident Obama has already ordered the $10.10 an hour minimum for certain federal projects. The proposed rate translates to a little more than $21,000 annually.
New York Senators Schumer, Gillibrand Support Increase To Federal Minimum WageThe National Employment Law Project praises the proposal, saying that it would trigger a rise in the minimum wage for 1 million New Yorkers. The efforts come as the number of Americans in poverty are rising and wages are mostly stagnant.