The U.S. has a $7.25 minimum wage. Australia’s is $16.88

Chair’s Note: This article from the Washington Post takes a really interesting look at minimum wage levels around the world. The United States sits at the bottom of the list when it comes to the minimum wage as a percentage of the median wage. Other countries, like Australia, have a minimum wage more than double ours and they haven’t seen a recession in 20 years. We think it’s time South Dakota takes a stand and raises the minimum wage. Learn more how you can get involved at

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