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Should the Minimum Wage Be Raised?

December 5, 2013

West Virginia Metro News – Thousands of fast food workers across the United States are uniting to continue the call for a higher minimum wage and the ability to unionize. Read

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour or about $15,000 a year for full-time work. On Thursday, those workers and labor organizers took to the streets in 100 cities.

“Right now, the minimum wage workers earn less than $300 a week. No matter where you live, that’s just not enough money to make ends meet,” said Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.