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.
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.