The Fight To Raise The Minimum Wage Gets Huge Boost
Supports of raising the Federal minimum wage just got a huge boost as one of the country's largest employers is backing off.
McDonald's recently sent a letter to the National Restaurant Association saying it will no longer lobby against a hike in the Federal Minimum wage.
"The conversation about wages is an important one; it's one we wish to advance, not impede," said Genna Gent, Vice President of U.S. Government Relations at McDonald's.
McDonald's employs more than 800,000 employees in the United States.
The public decoration by McDonald's move could help House Democrats in their ongoing efforts to raise the federal minimum wage. A bill advanced earlier this year to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, from $7.25 per hour.