USA Today: Minimum wage hikes in three states, 21 localities to aid low-paid workers slammed by Covid-19

By Paul Davidson
USA Today, June 30, 2020

While millions of Americans are losing financial assistance that has kept them afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, several states and 21 localities are partly offsetting the pain with a different kind of lifeline: minimum wage hikes.

On Wednesday, Illinois, Nevada and Oregon are set to raise their pay floors as part of large increases that are being phased in over several years . ...

“More money in the pockets of workers means more consumer spending at local businesses,” says Holly Sklar, CEO of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. ...

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