Monday, August 19, 2013

Raise the Wage. Women and the Minimum State by State

AFL-CIO - It’s Time to Raise the Wage

It’s Time to Raise the Wage
It’s been four years since workers in the United States got a raise.
Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

Tell lawmakers to do the right thing and support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.
Women and the Minimum Wage State by State

The minimum wage is falling short for millions of Americans — especially for women, who represent nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers across the country, and at least half of minimum wage workers in every state. Today, the federal minimum wage is just $7.25 per hour, and full-time earnings of $14,500 a year leave a family of three thousands of dollars below the federal poverty line. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia currently have minimum wages above the federal level, but in every state, the minimum wage leaves a full-time worker with two children at or below the poverty level.

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