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Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Senate Defeats Minimum Wage Increase
Yahoo! News - Senate Defeats Minimum Wage Increase: "The Senate defeated dueling proposals Monday to raise the $5.15-an-hour minimum wage — one backed by organized labor, the other salted with pro-business provisions — in a day of skirmishing that reflected Republican gains in last fall's elections." "Both plans fell well short of the 60 votes needed to advance, and signaled that prospects for raising the federal wage floor, unchanged since 1996, are remote during the current two-year Congress."