US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promises US$15 minimum wage

WISCONSIN (REUTERS) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told voters in Wausau, Wisconsin on Sunday that if elected president, he would ensure that the national minimum wage would be raised to US$15 (S$20.25) per hour, as had been the initiative in some US states.

"San Fransisco, Los Angeles: US$15 bucks an hour. Oregon: US$15 bucks and hour. In the last two weeks, California, New York: US$15 bucks and hour," Mr Sanders said.

"And if elected president we're going to have US$15 bucks an hour in every state in this country," he told voters.


Mr Sanders, a US senator from Vermont, has been a surprisingly strong challenger to Mrs Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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