Should the minimum wage be raised to $15 per hour?

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2021

Congressional Democrats have taken the first steps toward passing a $1.9 trillion stimulus package to help the country overcome the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to funding for stimulus checks, unemployment benefits and vaccinations, among others, it includes a plan to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.

The current national minimum wage of $7.25 was established in 2009. If the Democrats’ plan were to become law, that figure would immediately increase to $9.50 and gradually rise every year until it reaches $15 in 2025....

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