Fast Food Workers Strike, Seeking $15 Wage

One big issue we're sure to hear about during the 2016 presidential race - whether to raise the minimum wage. The minimum wage is the lowest hourly dollar amount employers can pay their workers and it differs according to what state you're in.

Here in Ohio, the minimum wage is $8.10 for one hour of work. But this week, fast food workers in more than 270 cities held a nationwide strike, demanding a wage increase to $15 an hour. The group representing fast food workers has been successful in influencing cities like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles to establish a minimum $15 wage.

The lowest minimum wage in the United States is $7.25.

Instructional Links

Chart: National Conference of State Legislatures: Minimum Wage By State

http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-minimum-wage-chart.aspx

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