Tuesday Talk: What’s a fair minimum wage?
Had minimum wage kept pace with inflation it would $10 an hour today. Instead, Minnesota’s rate is at the federally set $7.25, with some workers paid even less under state wage exemptions. A State Senate bill would raise minimum wage to $7.50 and peg future increases to inflation. A State House proposal calls for a jump to $9.38. That would move Minnesota from near the bottom to a national leader, above Washington State’s $9.19 an hour. What do you think?
What’s a fair minimum wage?