by United State of Women | Updated on 5.4.18
Though there is cause for optimism in the recent modest rise in overall household incomes, the fact is that far too many full-time workers and their families live at or near poverty, and that their wages are not keeping pace with productivity or the overall growth in wages for higher-wage workers. Not surprisingly, a disproportionate share of workers in low-wage jobs are women and women of color, and nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers in the United States are women. Thankfully, we have a set of proven and effective tools to raise wages and enforce proper payment.
– Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour
– Pass the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act
– Extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers
– Enforce violations of the new overtime regulation through immediate, publicly visible actions.
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An increase in minimum wage means an increase in consumer prices. That's simple economics.
Minimum wage should be increased because those with minimum wage paying jobs should still be able to afford everyday things.
Equal and fairness in earnings needs to be addressed. As a retired woman my social security check is low as the result of ‘female earnings’ over the long years of working responsible jobs. Some of those years were accounting jobs which included payroll so, yes I saw the unequal pay rates. Was also shortchanged a bonus before I spoke up to correct that.
Since leadership sets the example, I double dog dare the Florida Congressional membership to work for $ 8.25 an hour for even a day, and see how far that goes? Remember, a box of cereal costs the same for a person making $ 8.25, or $ 30.00 an hour. The difference is in the % of income the poor have to spend.
To live a middle class lifestyle, $15.00 per hour is needed. The American people have proved that the more they have, the more they spend. It is just basic economic good scene.