Minimum wage debate picks up steam

|By:, SA News Editor

The organized one-day protests at national fast-food restaurant chains (MCD, BKW, WEN) aren't likely to spur an increase in the minimum wage up to $15 per hour as they called for, but an incremental change could occur.

More than 100 economists have signed a bill sponsored by a Florida congressman that would lift the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour, while President Obama is on record as saying he supports a hike to $9.