Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Talk to Your Senators About Raising the Minimum Wage

From our friends at the Coalition on Human Needs

The federal minimum wage has been stuck at just $7.25 per hour - a poverty-level wage that leaves millions of workers unable to afford the basics. The tipped minimum wage was set in 1991 at $2.13/hr. That is even worse!

In the coming weeks, the Senate is expected to vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour in three phases of 95 cents each and index it to rise with the cost of living. Furthermore, the bill will gradually raise the federal minimum wage for tipped workers to 70 percent of the regular minimum wage.

Call your Senators at 888-705-5182 and tell them what you think about the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

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