U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called for an increase in the federal minimum wage at an event Friday at Blind Bob’s restaurant in Dayton.
Brown called for the passage of the Fair Minimum Wage Act, proposed legislation which would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in three increments. It would also raise the minimum wage for tipped workers to 70 percent of regular minimum wage, or $7.07 an hour.
In a gathering at the Oregon District restaurant, Brown said 80 percent of those living on minimum wage were over the age of 18, and that many of them need to work more than one job to fully support themselves and families.
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