U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced his support for a bill to raise the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 to $12 by 2020 through incremental increases over the next four years. This increase would provide a raise for nearly 38 million workers nationwide, including 1.4 million Ohioans.

“Minimum wage and tipped workers shouldn’t have to struggle to get by. They deserve a living wage to help put food on the table and care for their families,” said Brown. “Increasing the minimum wage to $12 will not only help our workers – it will also boost our economy and local businesses. Ohioans working in minimum wage jobs deserve pay that reflects their hard work. This bill is one step we can take toward addressing stagnant wages nationwide.”

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