MINIMUM WAGE GOES FROM $5.15 TO $5.85 A HOUR – IS THAT GOOD ENOUGH?

WILL THE INCREASE HELP AMERICAN WORKERS?

Many lawmakers, along with advocates for low-wage workers, are celebrating the first increase in the federal minimum wage in a decade. Yet many acknowledge that raising it from $5.15 an hour to $5.85 will provide only meager help for some of the lowest paid workers. The change takes effect on Tuesday. Someone earning $5.85 an hour would bring home $12,168 a year before taxes. Do you think the increase will put some American workers in a better position for the future?