Having a federal Minimum wage of $15 dollars is not a good idea tbh.
I do agree that minimum wage should increase, however, by how much depends on the region. Increaseing the min.wage in say New York to $15 dollars won't negatively impact their economy while on the other hand, increasing minimum wage on a small town where they still work for $7.25 an hour will drastically ruin their economy (thats more than a 100% increase in wages!!).
You pay almost 10-20$ for a simple meal in New York (cost of living is higher) and thus higher wages makes sense. Ina s mall, town, a whole large meal can cost me about $5-$7 dollars while I can still rent for $400 a month (and thus a "livable wage" in these areas are a different amount than those in say big cities). Increasing min wage to 15 in such a short time would completely ruin local economies. I agree that we should increase min. wages, say, on a federal level to $8 first. And then after 5 years, to $9. And adjust it to inflation (increasing about 2 cents per year). On a state level, some places may need 10-13$ min. wages. Some cities/ area might even need $15 -$18 dollars minimum wage! But it all depends on the region. I merely disagree on the "FEDERAL wage" being $15 dollars an hour.