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Senate Defeats Different Proposals for Raising the Minimum Wage
The last increase in the minimum wage was in 1996. And if Republicans now in control of Congress have their way, don't look for another one anytime soon. The GOP-controlled Senate defeated a labor-backed increase in the $5.15 wage floor on Monday, saying it would only hurt the entry-level workers it was designed to help. Democrats then helped kill a Republican alternative, arguing it would have weakened existing worker protections.
March 09, 2005 at 12:00 AM
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By David Espo |
Updated on March 09, 2005
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