Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is considering adding a provision to the stimulus package penalizing large corporations that do not pay a minimum wage of $ 15 / hour.
As an alternative, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer now sees himself as part of the rescue package, which is seen as the first major legislative priority of the new administration and the first chance for Democrats to prove it, to impose penalties on companies with a minimum wage of less than 15 Offer US Dollars Keep their promises now that they control both Houses of Congress and the White House.
“Schumer intends to add a new provision to the Senate COVID bill to penalize large corporations who fail to pay their workers at least a $ 15 minimum wage,” a senior Democratic adviser told CNN on Friday.
Senate Finance Committee chairman Senator Ron Wyden is already working on a Minimum Wage Plan B. Democrats will not give up the fight for the Fifteen, but even if they could get past the MP, there is the question of some Senate Democrats opposed to the Declare minimum wage of 15 USD / hour.
With a little creative thinking, Senate Democrats can do a lot to increase the incomes of low-wage workers, and it’s a good thing to track big companies, especially those in retail, that keep their profits high by keeping wages low, feel the first Step in the struggle to raise the minimum wage.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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