Amid all the discussions among lawmakers of inflation, rising interest rates, and high gas prices, very little is raised on the shockingly low minimum wages that low-wage workers continue to earn. A newly released Oxfam report finds that more than 50 million American workers earn less than $15 an hour. People of color and women are disproportionately impacted. Women of color are the hardest hit, with up to 70% of working women in some states earning less than $15 an hour.
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