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The Raise the Wage Act of 2019 Would Give Nearly 40 Million Workers a Raise
February 05, 2019
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 -- The Economic Policy Institute issued the following news release:

In a new report, EPI Senior Economic Analyst David Cooper shows that the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 would directly or indirectly lift wages for 39.7 million workers--26.6 percent of the wage-earning workforce.

The Raise the Wage Act of 2019 raises the federal minimum wage in six steps to $15 per hour by 2024. Beginning in 2025, the minimum wage would be indexed to the median wage. The . . .

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