Minimum Wage Wage

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Eryn Watkins Van Dyck Life as a Minimum Wage worker The minimum wage has been subjected to a lot of debate and argument throughout North America. Although the cost of living in the United States is generally higher, the move towards the $15 minimum wage has been rather slow. Canada is closer to providing a $15 minimum wage to most of its residents. In spite of this, there are huge currency differences between the Canadian Dollar and the US Dollar. Hence, offsetting the difference to virtually the same levels. In December 2017, numerous states and federal authorities announced a plan to raise the minimum wage. This was in response to the economic growth that occurred in 2017 under the current president. The minimum wage was increased in 20 states and this included Alaska, Florida, New York and Washington (Donnelly). In spite of this, the increases were so small that they do not seem to represent a significant change in the quality of life of people. This paper examines the key arguments about why the minimum wage increments are minimal and almost negligible and calls for a higher and more substantial increase in minimum wage. The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour and this is something that seem to be problematic (Jameson). The federal minimum wage of $7.25 was set in the year 2009. This is almost ten years ago and since then, a lot have changed throughout America. To understand this, we need to go back to the reason for instituting

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