While Pay Holds Steady For Most, Low-Wage Workers Get A Boost

April 3, 2015 10:11 PM

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McDonald's announced this week that it will pay workers in its company-owned stores $1 more per hour than the local minimum wage. Wal-Mart, Target and the parent company of Marshalls and TJ Maxx have also promised to boost wages for their lowest-paid workers this year.

The vast majority of U.S. workers haven't seen any real wage gains since the recession. But that's starting to change, at least for low-income workers.

Also read: Dozens Arrested in Minimum Wage Protests Across US

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