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What Walmart Raises Mean for President Biden’s $15 Minimum-Wage Plan – The Wall Street Journal

Supporters of a higher minimum wage can argue the move is proof employers can afford wage increases, while opponents can say it is an example of effective free-market…



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Walmart Inc.s pledge to lift its average hourly pay above $15 comes in the middle of a Washington debate on whether to more than double the federal minimum wage.
The big-box retailers goal is politically significant because it aligns with President Bidens proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour from the $7.25 an hour that has been in place for 11 years. It also comes from the nations largest private employer, with stores located in different labor markets across the country.

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