The SEIU (Service Employees International Union) sponsored advocacy group, Fight for $15, continues to push for increased wage minimums in a host of states around the country. The most recent example of their ongoing efforts was seen in the state of New Hampshire, where the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted last week to raise the state minimum wage to $15 (a full $2 per hour more than was recommended by the House Labor Committee). That bill will now be sent to the state senate, where this week, NH Senate President Donna Soucy introduced SB 410. SB 410 would ramp up the current state minimum of $7.25/hour to $10/hour in 2021 and $12/hour in 2023. The proposal is similar to legislation that passed last year, but vetoed by Governor Chris Sununu. At the federal level, Fight for $15 has focused its attention on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and its Joint Employer decision in the McDonald’s litigation. Fight for $15 attorneys have asked the NLRB to reconsider its $172,000 settlement with the Golden Arches, arguing that a private supplemental recusal list provided for NLRB Member William Emanuel could have impacted the settlement had it been made public. Although the request will almost certainly be denied by the agency, this issue may end up in the courts yet again. Stay tuned!