Tell Congress it’s time to Raise the Wage
The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour for six years now. That’s barely $15,000 a year for a full-time worker—literally a poverty wage. No one should have to have to decide between clean clothes, paying their rent, or paying their cellphone bill.
Tens of millions of working men and women are putting in long hours and working multiple jobs, yet they still can’t afford life’s basics. This is unacceptable and we need your help to change this.
July 24 marks the six-year anniversary of the last increase and the National Employment Law Project has a petition for individuals to call on Congress to pass the Raise the Wage Act. The Raise the Wage act would benefit 35 million workers by gradually raising the minimum wage to $12 by 2020. It also establishes automatic increases in the minimum wage and eliminates the $2.13 subminimum wage for tipped workers.
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