US Election: Clinton advocates $12 per hour for minimum wage

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The federal minimum wage must be raised to $12 (£7.78) per hour from the current $7.25, The United States Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has recommended on Tuesday.

Clinton who disclosed this at a campaign event in Grinnell, Iowa, said “I want to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour”.

She noted that, “it will then be at the equivalent of the highest value adjusted for inflation that is has ever been at the highest value was 1968”.

Clinton buttressed saying that, “I have worked closely with economists and others to make sure that the amount that I was going to recommend was enough.

However, Bernie Sanders, who is challenging Clinton to become the Democratic presidential nominee, has said the federal minimum wage should be raised to $15 per hour.

Meanwhile, source reports that many US cities and municipalities have established a higher minimum wage than the current federal minimum.

In September this year, New York state said it will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour, the first time any state has set the minimum that high.