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LISTEN: Why Winning The Fight For 15 Can Feel Like Losing

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Fast food workers picketing at State House Square in Hartford during the fight for a $15 minimum wage.

Connecticut lawmakers passed a bill two years ago that gradually increases the state minimum wage to levels that will peak in 2023 at $15 per hour. At first glance, that seems like a win for working people. But Lauren Ruth, research and policy director with Connecticut Voices for Children, has co-authored a report that says with the state taking away key benefits at the same time, the minimum wage hike represents only a partial win for working people.She spoke more about this on Connecticut Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

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