The anticipated increase in national minimum wage to $15 has been dropped from the coronavirus relief legislation pending in the Senate after being passed by the House last week. The Senate's parliamentarian ruled that the minimum wage increase was not sufficiently related to federal budgetary concerns to qualify for reconciliation bill status. However, the result has been multiple proposals for alternative ways of forcing a minimum wage increase, including imposing a tax on large corporations that do not pay a $15 per hour or greater wage, replacing the Senate parliamentarian, ignoring the reconciliation bill requirements, and introducing the increase as part of a different legislative package. The Democratic party's progressive wing can be expected to continue to the "fight for $15."