Barack Obama

Obama to Propose Raising Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

Expected to suggest a minimum rate of $10.10 at the State of the Union

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In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Obama will announce his intent to use his executive authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10, the White House said Tuesday.

The move is the latest signal of the president's willingness to use executive action to bypass Congress when they are not passing legislation, a strategy he will stress in his State of the Union address.