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Contact:  Holly Sklar
Director
Let Justice Roll
PO Box 301045
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617-522-2923

Local Living Wage Ordinances and Coverage

See chart with summary of local living wage ordinances and links. Total: 123 as of 12/6/10, not including repealed.
Dec 6 2010
National Employment Law Project

Raising the Minimum Wage in Hard Times

Updated / Summary
  • The federal minimum wage was enacted during the Great Depression to promote economic recovery.
  • The long-term fall in worker buying power is a key reason we are in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
  • Raising the minimum wage boosts consumer purchasing power and economic recovery.
  • Raising the minimum wage does not increase unemployment in good times or bad.
  • Raise the floor to lift the economy.
  • Holly Sklar
    Oct 27 2010
    Let Justice Roll

    Research Shows Raising the Minimum Wage Does Not Increase Unemployment

    Updated
    Raising the minimum wage does not increase unemployment in good times or bad.

    Extensive research refutes the claim that increasing the minimum wage causes increased unemployment and business closures.
    Holly Sklar
    Jul 29 2010
    Let Justice Roll

    Raise the Minimum Wage to $10 in 2010

    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.

    Holly Sklar
    Jul 22 2009
    Let Justice Roll

    States and Cities Minimum Wage Chart

    A chart of all the states and cities with a minimum wage above the current federal minimum wage.
    Jul 14 2009
    Let Justice Roll

    Faith Leader Letter With Endorsement Form

    Download to make hard copies to display and circulate.
    Jul 1 2009

    A Stealthy Stimulus: How boosting the minimum wage is helping to stimulate the economy

    Three-step increase in the minimum wage is adding billions of dollars to consumer spending and stimulating the economy.
    May 28 2009
    Economic Policy Institute

    Resources for Living Wage Worship Services and Community Events

    Resources for Living Wage Worship Services and Community Events, 3rd edition, is a comprehensive tool kit for congregations and community organizations.
    Nov 23 2008
    Let Justice Roll
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