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U.S.: It’s Time to Raise Wages

WASHINGTON | By Alan Smith via The Next New Deal | Anchor institutions like universities and hospitals have the power to establish a living wage and a stronger economy. President Obama plans to sign an executive order requiring workers under federal contractors to be paid at least $10.10 per hour. This move was be a key point in Tuesday’s State of the Union, and folks across the United States will benefit in very real ways. [NOTE: Temporal references have been edited since the piece was written on Monday.]