Rep. Rashida Tlaib Calls For $20 An Hour Minimum Wage

Evie Fordham

Evie Fordham

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Calls For $20 An Hour Minimum Wage

Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib called for a federal minimum wage of up to $20 an hour at a “One Fair Wage” event in Detroit on Sunday.

“Big fights like this one, $15. When we started it, it should have been $15. Now I think it should be $20 … It should be $20 an hour. $18-20 an hour,” Tlaib said in a video posted by America Rising on Monday.

Tlaib and Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell participated in an event called “Server for an Hour” to support the Raise the Wage Act that passed the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives Thursday.

Tlaib brought up the common counter-argument that raising the minimum wage will not actually feel like more money in the wallets of workers.

Fighting for our working families sometimes means walking in their shoes. It was only for an hour, but it was hard work. @HouseDemocrats passed #Fightfor15 #OneFairWage & now the Senate needs to.

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