President Barack Obama plans to announce a minimum wage increase for a few federal employees at tonight’s State of the Union address.
The President is expected to announce an executive action during his State of the Union address at 9 p.m. ET that will increase the minimum wage for new federal contracts from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. The increase is expected to affect roughly 250,000 government employees. Obama is also expected to announce his plans work with Congress to increase minimum wage for all government employees to $10.10 an hour, reports USA Today.
“Nobody who works full-time and works hard at their job should live in poverty,” Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff, told The Wall Street Journal. “We think $10.10 an hour will allow them to do that.”
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