*SMLR-Net, the source of selected news on labor and employment relations and human resource management** * Title:* *Raising Minimum Wage Would Ease Income Gap but Carries Political Risks Date: Feb. 12, 2013 Source: New York Times Author: Annie Lowery
*Summary: *President Obamahttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/o/barack_obama/index.html?inline=nyt-percalled on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour from $7.25 and to automatically adjust it with inflation, a move aimed at increasing the earnings of millions of cooks, janitors, aides to the elderly and other low-wage workers.
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