Friday, May 17, 2013

2.13 An Hour?

  Twenty two years ago 2.13 plus tips would be tough to survive on, today its virtually impossible.  Seven dollars an hour is below the poverty level.  Time to raise the minimum raise, please sign the petition.

Raising the minimum wage for the benefit of 29 million low-wage workers would only increase food costs at most by 10 cents a day for consumers.

As a consumer, I am willing to pay an extra dime a day for my food so that close to 8 million food system workers and 21 million additional low-wage workers can receive a much deserved raise to help them meet their basic needs.

I ask that you support the Miller-Harkin Fair Minimum Wage Act which would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour over the next 3 years and the tipped minimum wage from $2.13 to 70% of the regular minimum wage.
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