Over the course of this year, leading Democrats have articulated concerns with income gaps in America. More specifically, the minimum wage has come up on multiple ocassions. As it stands, the left-wing is overwhelmingly supportive of increasing the minimum wage. For some time, the progressive goal for a federal minimum wage has rested at $15.00 per hour.
However, that all changed on Sunday. During a speaking event in Detroit, Michigan, House Rep. Rashida Tlaib expressed her interest in seeing the minimum wage increase to $20.00 per hour. The congresswoman moreover stated that she cannot “allow” the American people to rely upon tips to earn a living.
Calling to increase the minimum wage to $20.00 per hour is yet another lofty goal from a freshman House Democrat.
Tlaib’s Case for a $20.00 Per Hour Minimum Wage
Currently, many tipped workers earn $2.13 per hour. This wage is based upon the notion that servicepeople will make much more in tips. In many cases, if earned tips do not amount to at least the federal minimum wage, employers will acccount for the difference. Despite this setup, Tlaib remains all in favor of hiking the federal minimum wage beyond even $15.00 per hour.