Democratic Platform at Odds With Hillary on Minimum Wage

Hillary Clinton

The Democratic Party has adopted the $15 minimum wage on its platform despite presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton’s fears that it will eliminate jobs.

Democrats on Monday released their proposed 2016 platform, which lays out the party’s official principles and policy statements. The party officially endorsed the $15 minimum wage at the center of a long-running union campaign. The wage rate, which is more than double the federal minimum of $7.25, would also apply to tipped workers, such as waiters, who earn $2.13 an hour.