Food worker scarcity “is not a labor shortage problem; it’s a wage shortage problem,” said the head of One Fair Wage.
The raise will go into effect for federal employees in 2022. Tipped contractors will see a $15 minimum by 2024.
Sinema is looking into raising the federal minimum wage to $11 an hour, but the minimum wage in her state is $12.15.
Since 1985, the average Wall Street bonus has increased 1,217 percent.
In a recent meeting, Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema reiterated opposition to Sen. Bernie Sanders’s wage bill.
Missed opportunities aside, Biden’s relief plan is a win against austerity that will cut child poverty by 40 percent.
Eight Democratic senators voted against the proposal last week, drawing ire from progressives.
Economist Robert Pollin says a $15 federal minimum wage is an essential but limited step toward decent wage standards.
Sen. Bernie Sanders’s effort to reattach a $15 minimum wage provision to the Senate COVID relief package failed Friday.
An estimated 140 million people in the U.S. were already living in poverty before this pandemic.