Let Justice Roll in the News

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Charles Hallman
Jul 29 2009 Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
On July 24, the federal minimum wage rose from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. Most of the 10 occupations projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to have the largest employment growth during 2006-2016 will have disproportionately high numbers of...
Lindsay Perna
Jul 29 2009 USA Today/Religion News Service
WASHINGTON — Religious leaders and advocates, not satisfied with the 70-cent rise in the federal minimum wage that went into effect on Friday, are calling on congressional leaders to hike it up to $10 by 2010.

Even after the increase to $7.25...

Joshua A. Goldberg
Jul 29 2009 Christian Post

More than 600 faith leaders from all 50 states have endorsed a letter calling for state and federal officials to raise the minimum wage to $10 in 2010.

More than 600 faith...

Roger Meissen
Jul 28 2009 Fulton Sun
Employees across the country started receiving more money on Friday, as the new federal minimum wage raised worker pay.

As wages increased to $7.25...

K. McStay
Jul 25 2009 Herald Democrat
Increasing the minimum wage to $7.25, may not affect the majority of Texoma residence, said Bob Rhoden of Workforce Solutions Texoma.

According to information from Texas Industry Profiles, the mean wage for the Sherman/Denison area is $16.06,...

Scott Mayerowitz
Jul 24 2009 ABC News

Workers in 38 States Will See Higher Paychecks Starting Today

Isaiah Reed barely gets by, working about 20 hours a week on the grill at a Nashville, Tenn., Wendy's. His...

Jul 24 2009 Democracy Now

And a rise in the minimum wage takes effect today, increasing to $7.25 an hour from $6.55 an hour. The Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign says today’s rate is still lower than the 1956 minimum wage of $7.93 in real...

Ken Brooker-Langston
Jul 24 2009 Baltimore Sun

Today, the minimum wage rises to $7.25 an hour, boosting more than 2 million hardworking employees one step up the ladder of economic opportunity.

The working poor needed this increase. Minimum-...

Michael E. Kanell
Jul 24 2009 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Extra 70 cents will put squeeze on employers 
at wrong time, some critics say

The much-debated increase in the minimum wage...

John Krerowicz
Jul 24 2009 Kenosha News
Some fear move will prolong recession

Today’s federal minimum wage increase is an unwanted visitor, according to restaurant owner Ken Anderson.

“This is one of the worst times it could possibly come,” said...