Discussions to raise federal minimum wage to $15 in effect

Congressmember Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) joined with U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders, Rep. Keith Ellison and 29 U.S. House members on July 21 to introduce new legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. About 62 million U.S. workers make less than $15 per hour, including more than 50 percent of African-American…