- The Washington Times - Monday, May 5, 2014

Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, predicted Monday that lawmakers will compromise to get a deal on minimum wage in the next six months, but that Democrats weren’t willing to back down on raising it to $10.10.

“There will be some kind of compromise. There are lots of different areas of compromise and it’ll happen, but 10.10 is a pretty strong feeling for us on our side,” Mr. Schumer said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

He said that number is non-negotiable because it’s the “bare minimum” someone would need to get while working 40 hours a week to get out of poverty.

“We can negotiate on the length of time, on seasonal workers, and we’ve told Republicans we want to negotiate,” he said.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide