Overwhelming majority of lawmakers sponsoring $15 minimum wage bill hire unpaid interns

The overwhelming majority of lawmakers pushing for the federal minimum wage to be increased to $15 per hour pay their interns a whopping $0 per hour, a new study revealed.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus introduced its minimum wage proposal, the Raise the Wage Act, last month. Newly released analysis from the Employment Policies Institute found that at least 174 of the act’s 184 co-sponsors — or 95 percent — hire unpaid interns.

“The federal minimum wage has been a stagnant...

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