After a decade of a stagnant minimum wage, workers may soon see a raise in pay following both the Democratic victories in Tuesday's election, and the passing of minimum-wage ballot measures in six states. Following the election results, President Bush commented that he "would agree to a hike in the federal minimum, set at $5.15 an hour since 1997."

According to reports on, "the success of the minimum-wage measures illustrates how organized labor and its allies are achieving workplace gains at the ballot box that they couldn't get at the bargaining table."

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