The Democratic Party, due to the urging of Senator Sanders, has adopted a $15 minimum wage as a party platform. The party platform refers to the positions that the Democratic Party will take during the election and the goals that they will try to achieve. The $15 minimum wage marks a significant victory for Senator Sanders, which made that a central tenet of his campaign.n.

While raising the minimum has supporters and detractors, the democrats appear to believe that this part of their platform will help them glean votes in this November’s election. One former state senator who actively campaigned for the Sanders stated that the proposed increase sets a moral standard for the United States.

Not only does the minimum wage get raised to $15 but it indexes it to inflation. The goal is to ensure that minimum wage does not reduce in value for workers over time, as it has so far.r.

If you believe that your employer is violating your right to a proper wage then you may want to speak to an attorney. Often these violations are mere oversights due to a careless accountant and can be easily resolved with back pay and a conversation but not always. An attorney is a good person to have in your corner to ensure that you get everything to which you are entitled. Pay careful attention to the hours you work and the amount you are paid, even a few dollars here and there can add up after a year or more of wage abuse.e.

Source: Politico, “Sanders claims victory on $15 minimum wage in party platform, but it is defeated on TPP,” Kristen East, Daniel Strauss, July 9, 2016