Dallas Mayor Wants City Council To Consider Raising Minimum Wage For Some Workers

June 24, 2014 5:29 PM

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Dallas Mayor Wants City Council To Consider Raising Minimum Wage For Some Workers

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said over the weekend he wants the City Council to consider raising the minimum wage for workers employed by city contractors. The mayor's announcement comes after Dallas County is considering a similar increase -- and as cities and states across the country are raising the minimum wage, saying their workers should be earning more.

Congress passed the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour in 2009. Efforts since then to increase it have failed.

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