The NY Times editors scratch their heads and try to think up ways for policymakers to boost lower and middle-class wages:
Fifteen dollars [as a minimum wage], phased in gradually, is the better option. It would be adequate and feasible, assuming that policy makers also take steps to raise middle-class wages, which would include tough enforcement of updated laws on overtime, scheduling, worker classification and other labor issues.
I wonder if anyone in the discussion even noted (perhaps while faux-coughing) the issue of illegal immigration. Ahh, no I don't.