Obama Will Use Executive Order to Boost Federal Contract Workers Pay to $10.10

January 28, 2014

President Barack Obama announced today that he will issue an executive order requiring that federal contractors pay workers at least $10.10 an hour. But the raises will not come immediately for the several hundred thousand food service, cleaning and other workers employed by federal contractors around the nation. The new $10.10 wage will be required for all new or renewed federal contracts.

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