If there is a minimum wage hike to 15$/hr will I get the same difference added to my pay? I think it would be fair to compensate those who have applied themselves and worked for their current pay rate. Otherwise we are disincentivising people from being industrious and working hard to get better jobs. Just keep in mind, in the second world countries, aka communist/socialist, people who got paid the same did not work. They worked on the black market where their time and education was valued. 15$/hr is not the right move . Incentives to work are. Take this from a son of an escapee of socialism.