Odds remain low that Congress will raise the $7.25 federal minimum wage anytime soon.
But the issue will be revisited in coming days as the Senate takes up a bill to increase it to $10.10 an hour. And President Obama and congressional Democrats plan to push the issue on the campaign trail ahead of the November mid-term elections.
In the meantime, many states have made moves to raise their own minimum wages over the next year.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Minimum wage: Congress stalls, states act – Apr. 28, 2014.
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