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MINIMUM WAGE ROUND TABLE
UNITE HERE Local 17 member Joy Anderson joins roundtable.

Both Nolan and Ellison have supported raising the federal minimum wage to $10.50 an hour. “Our federal government funds more low wage jobs than McDonald's and Walmart put together. So we've got a national crisis,” Ellison added.

In addition, both congressmen stated that raising the minimum wage is a good first step in a long line of changes needed to help the U.S. economy.

Here in Minnesota, House File 92 passed the Minnesota House earlier this year. At the start of the 2014 legislative session, the Minnesota Senate will have the opportunity to pass the bill, which would raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by August 2015. READ MORE