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State minimum wages will exceed the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour in 21 states on Jan. 1

Posted: 1/2/2014 | Views: 869

The retail-worker strikes that swept the nation in 2013 did not move Congress to raise the minimum wage, but a growing number of states are taking action.

The minimum wage will rise in 13 states this week, and as many as 11 states and Washington, D.C., are expected to consider increases in 2014, according to the National Employment Law Project. Approval is likely in more than half of the 11, says NELP policy analyst Jack Temple.

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Source: USA Today

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