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Should Ohio raise its minimum wage to $15?

FILE - Activists appeal for a $15 minimum wage near the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the federal minimum wage in 2021 was worth 34% less than in 1968, when its purchasing power peaked.
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Activists appeal for a $15 minimum wage near the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the federal minimum wage in 2021 was worth 34% less than in 1968, when its purchasing power peaked.

The fight for $15 – a proposal to increase Ohio’s minimum wage through a constitutional amendment is moving forward. Yet, a new restaurant-trade association survey shows that not all restaurant workers are on board with a plan to boost pay and remove tips.

We talk with those for and against, and a lawmaker sponsoring a related bill.

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