Tell Congress: It's Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

It's time to raise the minimum wage.

President Obama did the right thing when he announced during his State of the Union address that he would raise the minimum wage for future federal contract workers. Now, it's Congress's turn to act. They can do so by passing the Fair Minimum Wage Act, a bill that would bring the federal minimum wage to $10.10 by 2015, index further increases to inflation and raise the minimum wage for tipped workers for the first time since 1991.

Had it kept up with inflation, the current federal minimum wage would be $10.74. Instead, it's $7.25. For a full-time worker, that amounts to an annual income of $15,080, a total wholly inadequate for addressing the needs of working families.

It is far past time that we make this necessary and common sense change. Join The Nation and the Campaign for America's Future in calling on Congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act. 

Minimum wage protester
Darlene Handy of Baltimore holds up a banner during a rally to support raising the minimum wage in Maryland (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)



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Number Date Name Location
6458 2 weeks ago Ken Woolard Tacoma, WA
6457 4 weeks ago Eldon Ball Seattle, WA
6456 2 months ago John Sodrel New Albany, IN
6455 2 months ago Peter Mack Castro Valley, CA A 20%( give or take) pay rise for such a large number of people will have a huge stimulative effect on a somewhat sluggish economy. Millions more people having millions $$ or billions $$ mo...
6454 2 months ago Anonymous Fort Collins, CO On the Minimum Wage debate, a.k.a "Not brain surgery"

In 1978, I worked a job at minimum wage, which was $2.65 / hr.

Source: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774473.html

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6453 3 months ago Kristina Sickels Wellington, CO
6452 3 months ago Vean Melton Chester, PA
6451 3 months ago Charles Mullin Commerce City, CO It is long past time for our leaders to take action to raise the minimum wage, I feel it should be higher than 10.50 but this is a start. Higher wages do not cause inflation, high pay for CEOs and s...
6450 3 months ago Stan Standridge Norcross, GA 46 years ago, the minimum wage was $2.25 and it doesn't take a a rocket scientist to see the pay scale hasn't kept up with the economy. All the politicians should be ashamed, but that takes heart an...
6449 3 months ago Carlos Echevarria Inglewood, CA
6448 4 months ago Madeline Shapiro Whittier, CA
6447 4 months ago Jean Mantolesky
6446 4 months ago joe fedeli
6445 4 months ago Madeline Shapiro Whittier, CA
6444 4 months ago Meghan Smith Bainbridge Island, WA
6443 4 months ago Hoby Hamilton Hittson Fort Worth, TX
6442 4 months ago Agatha Jadwiszczok NYC, NY
6441 4 months ago Dorothy Gutenkauf Plainfield, NJ
6440 4 months ago John Sovell Fort Collins, CO
6439 4 months ago Anonymous Castro Valley, CA The formula should be based loosely on the cost of one months rent...Most get paid twice a month. One check for rent one for everything else..............a typical one bedroom apt = $900.After payro











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6438 4 months ago Rama Vemulapalli Whippany, NJ
6437 4 months ago Anonymous T.O., CA
6436 5 months ago Anonymous niskayuna, NY
6435 5 months ago hector alejandro killeen, TX
6434 5 months ago Tom Ramsay Terlingua, TX
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