The state of New York is the first to declare a $15 minimum wage for all state employees, and as of January 2016, workers for the City of New York can also look forward to a raised minimum wage of $15-an-hour. While this marks a victory for some, many workers nationwide struggle to earn a living wage.
Today, many people find that making a living has become a struggle. Currently the federal minimum wage is $7.25, which is barely enough to survive. Most Americans support an increased minimum wage, but what will it take for these higher wages to become law?