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In 2015, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (center) signs into law an ordinance raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Though California isn't one of them, 27 states have passed laws requiring cities to abide by state minimums. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

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Striking McDonald's restaurant employees lock arms during nationwide "Fight for $15 Day of Disruption" protests. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Wages Are Increasing, But What's Behind It?

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Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, exits after his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., last month. Drew Angerer /Getty Images hide caption

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Police surround McDonald's restaurant employees who were sitting in an intersection in Los Angeles after walking off the job to demand a $15 minimum wage and union rights during nationwide "Fight for $15" protests on Tuesday. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers with the Living United for Change in Arizona organization canvas a south Phoenix neighborhood in October to advocate for the passage of Proposition 206, which would increase the state's minimum wage. The measure was approved on Tuesday. Astrid Galvan/AP hide caption

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Ana Temu of Colorado Latinos Rise, a progressive political action committee, says her campaign polled over 17,000 Latino voters this year about issues that matter to them. Meredith Turk/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Union organizers, students and supporters for a $15 an hour wage march in Pittsburgh in April. Washington, D.C., is the latest city to move toward the wage increase. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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On Wednesday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a bill blocking anti-discrimination rules that would protect gay and transgender people. Above, McCrory speaks during the Wake County Republican convention at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh on March 8. Al Drago/CQ Roll Call hide caption

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Listen: North Carolina Debates Transgender Rights

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A coalition of clergy, fast-food workers and labor advocates rallied Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala., to defend a bill establishing a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour in the city of Birmingham, Ala. Courtesy of Raise Up For $15 hide caption

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Airport workers rallied Monday for higher wages near LaGuardia Airport in New York City. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Airport Workers Around The Country Rally For Better Wages

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Candidates take the stage before the Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox Business News in Milwaukee on Tuesday. Jeffrey Phelps/AP hide caption

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Break It Down: NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate

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