The minimum wage went up for workers in twenty states on New Year’s Day - a clear indication that the movement for a national minimum wage increase continues to grow.

In fact, Democrats introduced new legislation last week that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and gradually eliminate the lower minimum wage for tipped workers. The legislation also includes a measure that would see automatic increases to the minimum wage based on the median wage of all Americans.

Due to political optics, this trend is destined to continue despite sound economics and the known negative impact of minimum wage laws.

This YouTube video provides the details of the 2018 changes to minimum wage across the country: