Tag: minimum wage
“I am not afraid, I will fight for liberation cause I know why I was made. I am not afraid.”
Congress ought to be listening to actual workers explain why they’re not rushing back to the jobs being offered by restaurant chains and such.
Economists have estimated that hiking the wage floor to $15 for federal contract workers would result in direct raises for at least 240,000 low-wage employees.
"It is baffling that any member of the U.S. Senate could look at the crisis this country is enduring and decide that tens of millions of low-income workers should not get a raise."
"The passage of a $15 federal minimum wage and elimination of the subminimum wages for tipped workers, workers with disabilities, and youth workers would guarantee a livable wage for all workers."
While its chances in the Senate appear slim, the proposal has brought national attention to the minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 since 2009.
“This is not a difficult decision. Use your power. Keep $15 in.”