Labor Rights Activists Say Minimum Wage Proposals From Manchin, Romney Aren't Living Wages

Posted on AllSides February 23rd, 2021
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The battle to increase the minimum wage for American workers continues in Congress, but labor rights activists say counteroffers from senators like Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Mitt Romney of Utah are too low to provide a decent living wage.

"What we're telling people, if we settle for less, is that rather than having a week in the month where you can't find food, we're saying you'll have three or four days in the month where you can't find food," Adam Shah, policy director at Jobs With Justice, told...

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