Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers

Low-paid government contract workers rallied Wednesday outside the White House as part of a one-day strike for better pay. “We cannot stand by and do nothing while the income of the average middle-class family has gone down by more than $5,000 since 1999,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said. The biggest employer of low-wage workers in America is not Wal-Mart, not McDonalds, but the United States government, Rep. Keith Ellison said at the rally.