New push to raise federal minimum wage

WASHINGTON (WXYZ) - Lawmakers in Washington, including Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), have introduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage.

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

This bill seeks to raise it by $2.75 per hour to $10 per hour.

The bill is called "Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012" because supporters say, even if the minimum wage is raised to $10 per hour, it would still be less than the minimum wage of 1968 adjusted for inflation.

Many states have their own minimum wage laws. Michigan's minimum wage is currently set at $7.40 per hour.

If the federal minimum wage rate is raised to $10 per hour, Michigan companies would have to comply with the federal law.

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