Over 200 signatures from top billed economists sign on in support of a $15 an hour wage:
"We, the undersigned professional economists, favor an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour as of 2020. The federal minimum wage is
presently $7.25, and was most recently increased in 2009. We also support intermediate increases over the current federal minimum between now and
2020, such as a first-step raise to $10.50 an hour as of 2016. The real, inflation-adjusted, value of the federal minimum wage has fallen
dramatically over time. The real value of the federal minimum wage peaked in 1968 at 10.85 an hour,...