Biden administration raises minimum wage to $15 for U.S. federal employees

Commuters walk from the Federal Triangle Metro station after the U.S. government reopened with about 800,000 federal workers returning after a 35-day shutdown in Washington, U.S., January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. federal agencies have been directed to raise the minimum wage for government employees to $15 an hour, according to a new guidance from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Akriti Sharma, Ann Maria Shibu and Jahnavi Nidumolu in Bengaluru Editing by Mark Heinrich