CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Advocates for a $15 minimum wage have rallied outside the Charleston office of West Virginia U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday.
They urged the moderate Democrat to support increasing the federal standard through Congress’ next pandemic relief package.READ MORE: Butler VA To Host Fall Flu Shot Clinic
The Poor People’s Campaign led the demonstration with dozens of activists and minimum wage workers.
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The future of a House Democratic proposal that would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour is uncertain in the Senate.
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