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Happy New Year, Workers! You May Now Get Paid $15 an Hour

In addition, 18 states will give unskilled workers more money starting on Jan. 1., in wages that range from $8.85 to $11.50 an hour.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., cosponsored a bill this spring to raise the federal Minimum Wage to $15 an hour by 2024.

The push for $15 an hour as the floor wage began six years ago when the Fight for $15 pro worker group targeted fast food companies, especially McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) .

It was then that 200 McDonald's workers walked off the job in New York City to demand higher pay and union rights.

Takeaway: profit margins for retailers and fast-food companies could be pressured in 2018 due to new Minimum wage laws.


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