The U.S. Senate failed to pass a measure that would have increased the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
Purdue University officials say they would have to cut positions if they raised the minimum wage.
Indiana University is raising the minimum wage for its employees from $7.25 to $8.25 per hour.
President Obama plans to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors.
The senate minority leader says two Senate Democrats plan to introduce bills in the upcoming session calling for a $10 per hour state minimum wage.
Protesters shouted slogans and waved signs asking to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15.
More than half of the nation’s fast food workers use public aid programs to support their families according to a new labor study released Tuesday.
Workers in Indiana and across the nation walked out of work to protest minimum wage laws, which they say are inadequate.
Economists say the research varies on the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have.