President Obama has called for an executive order to raise the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts. The wage would rise from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. In an exclusive WBFO News interview with Eileen Buckley, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez talked about the wage increase and jobs.
Perez is a Buffalo native of Buffalo and 1979 graduate of Canisius High School.
Perez said the President's executive order is an to encourage a possible overall minimum wage hike for all workers.