New Biden Order Called Limited But Keeps Push For $15 Minimum Wage

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President Joe Biden’s Executive Order requiring federal contractors to pay their workers at least $15 an hour isn’t seen as having a major immediate effect, but it does reinforce the administration’s effort to advocate for a $15 national minimum wage.

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Biden signed the Executive Order April 27. The order means starting January 30, 2022, all agencies will need to incorporate a $15 minimum wage in new contract solicitations, and by March 30, 2022, all agencies will need to implement the new rate into new contracts, according to a White House fact sheet.


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