A Just Minimum Wage: Good For Workers, Business and Our Future

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By Holly Sklar and The Rev. Dr. Paul H. Sherry

Makes a powerful economic and ethical case for raising the minimum wage and moving the United States from a low-road economy to the high road. Counters all the arguments against raising the minimum and offers vital insight into why the minimum wage is so important.

In the report's words, "A job should keep you out of poverty, not keep you in it... Raising the minimum wage is an economic imperative for the enduring strength of our workforce, businesses, communities and economy. Raising the minimum wage is a moral imperative for the very soul of our nation."

See What People Are Saying

"Should be prescribed reading for members of Congress and President George W. Bush, who have fallen far short of their obligation to develop a fair and workable economy." -- Bill Boyne, Post-Bulletin (MN)

"'A Just Minimum Wage' has gotten rave reviews from every social justice group that has seen it here in Arizona. Anytime it’s made available to people working on the issue, the response is a combination of gratitude for such a lucid and accessible document and a desire to get a copy for themselves. Congratulations on this excellent resource." -- Rev. Trina Zelle, Interfaith Worker Justice of Arizona

"What a treasure! 'A Just Minimum Wage' is a wonderful resource, as we work to pass a higher minimum. Holly is one of the best popular educators around. Thanks Let Justice Roll." -- Barbara Zelter, North Carolina Council of Churches

"This report contains a multitude of excellent talking points that strongly support the economic wisdom and moral fairness of raising the minimum wage." --Democracy for New Mexico

"'A Just Minimum Wage' is quite impressive...a vital resource in the debate over the minimum wage...The important thing is to get it...into the hands of citizens wanting to be informed [and] get pastors and lay leaders using it." --Beau Underwood, Student Ecumenical Partnership

Press Release: Powerful report shows fair minimum wage good for workers, business and our future, 4/7/06