Sanders confident of raising minimum wage as part of $1.9tn Covid package

Posted by on February 20, 2021 10:32 am
Categories: Global Stories

  • Senate budget chair says reconciliation process will apply
  • Republicans have vowed to oppose raising wage to $15 an hour

Bernie Sanders said on Saturday he was confident Senate Democrats will be able to raise the US minimum wage to $15, a step firmly opposed by Republicans but a key part of the Biden administration’s $1.9tn coronavirus relief package.

Related: ‘Hopefully it makes history’: Fight for $15 closes in on mighty win for US workers

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