The Minimum Wage And Minimum Wages

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According the statistic from Wikipedia, “the federal government set $7.25 an hour of the minimum wage in the United States. There were 29 states raising their minimum wage higher than the federal minimum on January 1, 2015. In addition, from 2014 to 2015, nine states increased their minimum wage levels, because 11 other states increased the minimum wages by legislative or ballot” (Wikipedia, July 2009). For many years, the argument of increasing wages has continued. When the minimum wages increase, the issue will come. On the one hand, many experts worry the minimum wage continued increasing, which brings many economic pressures. The pressures are from the different economy level of each state. For example, the rich states such as California and Massachusetts, which have strong economies that are able to cope the minimum wages increasing; but Wyoming and Georgia, such as weak economic states will meet the huge financial crisis. On the other hand, more than 200 economists support the minimum wage $15 an hour because from 1968 the labor productivity raised quickly (Coy, P. Is a $15 Minimum Wage Too High? August 10, 2015. p.14-16). They also said the federal minimum would achieve $26 an hour that fair to the minimum wage workers. The minimum wage workers’ productivity is very strong, so they are worthy of raise wages. Actually, making a good policy to change the minimum wage always is an issue in society. The public supports increasing the minimum wage, but the government not

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