Biden Seeks $15 Minimum Wage For Federal Workers, Contractors

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President Biden on Friday is set to take steps to lay the groundwork to increase the minimum wage for federal employees and contractors to $15 per hour.

The order directs the various agencies to review what workers earn less than $15 per hour, and prepare rules for contractors to ensure their workers are not paid less.

Under the order, contractors would also have to provide emergency paid leave to their employees.

Biden hopes to finalize the actions within his first 100 days in office.

In 2014, then-President Obama signed an order raising the minimum wage for federal workers from $7.25 to $10.10, hoping to pressure Congress to increase the federal minimum wage for the first time since 2009.

Read more at The Hill.




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