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COVID-19 Recession in Texas

"We do a lot of work": Texas' low-wage workers hope for more as Biden, Congress push minimum wage hike

The minimum wage in Texas pays $7.25 an hour, well below a livable wage and far lower than the minimum hourly pay in most states.

Monique Warren works as a baggage handler at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Warren earns $9/hour, and is a supporter of President Biden's proposals to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Jan. 28, 2021.

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