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Bernie Sanders pushes for $15 minimum wage

By Nicole Gaudiano

“Sanders’ bill would more than double the current federal minimum wage by 2020 and close a loophole that he said allows employers to pay tipped workers $2.13 an hour. Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus sponsored a House version of the bill and Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., co-sponsored Sanders’ bill. Sanders also called on President Obama to sign an executive order to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $15 an hour and make it easier for them to join a union.”

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