Minimum wage increased in 13 states on January 1, 2014. In others, minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour which is the federal minimum wage.
Here's a list of states with minimum wage increases for 2014.
The last time the federal minimum wage was raised was in 2009. In an effort to convince Congress to raise the minimum wage, labor and social justice organizations are promoting campaigns to increase the minimum wage. Other organizations are against an increase. Here are the pros and cons of increasing the minimum wage.
How about you? What do you think? Should the federal government and/or the states increase the minimum wage? If you are in favor of an increase in the minimum wage there are many campaigns and petitions you can support to help encourage an increase in your state, as well as a federal increase.