Raise the Minimum Wage to $10 in 2010

  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/members/letjusticeroll/sites/dev.letjusticeroll.org/web/sites/all/modules/date/date/date.module on line 661.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/members/letjusticeroll/sites/dev.letjusticeroll.org/web/sites/all/modules/date/date/date.module on line 661.

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.
  • Raising the minimum wage lifts workers, business and the economy.
  • $10 in 2010 will break the cycle of too little, too late raises.
  • $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.

Holly Sklar
Jul 22 2009
Let Justice Roll