Sen. Tammy Baldwin helps introduce $15 minimum wage bill

Tammy Baldwin
Posted at 5:44 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 06:44:55-05

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped to introduce legislation that could raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

The Raise the Wage Act of 2021, led by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Patty Murray (D-WA), would increase the minimum wage in five steps over the next four years.

“Wisconsin’s economy is strongest when we expand opportunity for everyone. Unfortunately, many frontline workers are really struggling to get by during this economic crisis and an honest day’s work should pay more,” said Sen. Baldwin. “The growing gap between those at the top and everybody else has been at historic highs in recent years. The absence of upward mobility for hard-working families demands action and it is past time to raise the minimum wage.”

The bill pushes to increase the minimum wage every year starting at $9.50 up to $15 four years from now.

The bill also mentions raised wages for tipped employees. You can read the entire bill here.

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