MINIMUM WAGE: Braley Joins Calls For Increase
An Iowa representative is getting behind the effort to raise the minimum wage. Congressman Bruce Braley wants the national wage to increase to $10.10 from its current $7.25. That's the rate in Iowa too. Some states have passed legislation to increase it. Braley says 25-thousand Iowans work jobs at the minimum wage. He says a parent with one child working 40 hours a week at minimum wage lives in poverty and that's not fair.