Obama expected to raise minimum wage for federal workers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Good news for workers?

President Obama is expected to tell Congress, during his State of the Union address, that he’s taking executive action to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers, from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.

Perhaps it’s the President’s way to force the hand of Congress to raise the federal minimum wage for all Americans.

But will the strategy work? And, is it fair to millions of workers who aren’t federal contractors?

For now, minimum wage workers will just have to wait the political game out, and we know how long that can take.