(Campaign for America's Future) -- Fight for $15 supporters won a major victory on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Seattle’s recent law phasing in a $15 minimum wage. That refusal let stand a lower-court ruling against restaurant franchises that asserted the Seattle law’s different phase-in rates for chains and for mom-and-pop businesses were unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the case sets a strong positive precedent for supporters of an increased federal minimum wage.
Now the Fight for $15 moves to Washington, D.C., in a big way – on both its political and its commercial corridors.
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On the political side, Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continue to debate how firmly the Democratic Party should be on the side of the Fight for $15 movement, after seven years of having the national minimum wage stagnate at $7.25.