$10 Federal Minimum Wage

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Policy Points:
Raise the Minimum Wage to $10

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Summary

  • Recent minimum wage raises are too little, too late.
  • The minimum wage is a poverty wage instead of an anti-poverty wage.
  • The minimum wage sets the wage floor. A low minimum wage institutionalizes an increasingly low-wage workforce.
  • A low minimum wage reinforces a growing gap between haves and have-nots.
  • Workers are also consumers. The long-term fall in worker buying power is one reason we are in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
  • Minimum wage raises go directly to those who need to spend their increased income on food, housing, healthcare, fuel and other necessities.
  • Raising the minimum wage lifts workers, business and the economy.
  • $10 in 2010 will make up ground lost in minimum wage buying power since 1968.
  • $10 in 2010 will bring us closer to the Fair Labor Standards Act “minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency and general well-being of workers.”
  • $10 in 2010 will strengthen the eroded foundation under our families, communities and economy.
  • A job should keep you out of poverty, not keep you in it.
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