Compiled by The Associated Press
The St. Joseph (Missouri) News-Press on the fight for a $15 minimum wage (April 16):
Dream for a moment: You are in a minimum-wage job and someone decides to double your pay to $15 an hour.
Now, if you previously had qualified yourself for only minimum-wage work, this is a genuine boon to you and your household. No matter what other income is available in the home, if you work 40 hours a week then you can expect a wage of $31,200 a year.
This works out well for you. But what about everyone else?