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Biden calls for an increment in minimum wage for Americans

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The United States President-elect, Joe Biden has called for increment in minimum wage for Americans, while bidding for atleast $15 an hour.

President-elect disclosed this on his official social platform on Tuesday, while urged Democratic control of the House and Senate to ensure prompt action to get it done.

According to him, “It’s long past time to raise the minimum wage, so hardworking people earn at least $15 an hour.

“I hope that Democratic control of the House and Senate will ensure prompt action to get it done”, he said.

Meanwhile, federally mandated minimum wage in the United States is 7.25 U.S. dollars per hour, although the minimum wage varies from state to state.

As of January 1, 2020, the District of Columbia had the highest minimum wage in the U.S., at 14 U.S. dollars per hour. This was followed by Washington state, which had 13.5 U.S. dollars per hour as the state minimum wage.





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