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Executive Director
Kentucky Council of Churches
1500 Leestown Rd., Suite 108
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: 859-269-7715  or fax 859-269-7715

Pay hike has little impact

By Paul Glasser
State-Journal, Jun 27 2007
Many local employers say the minimum wage increase will not affect their businesses because they already adequately compensate employees.

On Tuesday, the minimum wage rose from $5.15 to $5.85 per hour, as required by state law. To comply with federal requirements, the pay rate will increase to $6.55 per hour in July 2008 and $7.25 in July 2009.

Minimum-wage hike offers hope for hourly workers

By Alex Davis
The Courier-Journal, Jun 26 2007

They say increase, although small, likely to send financial ripple up the pay scale

Raise the minimum wage: State should not wait for federal law to do right

Op-ed by Nancy J. Kemper
Lexington Herald-Leader , Feb 21 2007

In the State of the Commonwealth address, Gov. Ernie Fletcher closed by praising legislators for hanging the banner that reads "In God We Trust" in each chamber.

Maximum living on minimum wage?

By Tinsley Carter
Richmond Register, Sep 9 2006
It’s difficult living paycheck to paycheck, especially when you have bills to pay, mouths to feed, rent and other expected and unexpected expenses. It’s difficult to have the money to spend on something you want to do, not have to do.

Let Justice Roll, Raise The Wage

By Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper
Exec. Dir., Kentucky Council of Churches
Let Justice Roll, Mar 7 2006
Speech in support of raising the minimum wage at large Labor Rally celebrating the defeat of efforts to end prevailing wage and make Kentucky an anti-union "right to work" state.
 

Let Justice Roll, Raise The Wage

By Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper
Exec. Dir., Kentucky Council of Churches
Let Justice Roll, Mar 7 2006
Speech in support of raising the minimum wage at large Labor Rally celebrating the defeat of efforts to end prevailing wage and make Kentucky an anti-union "right to work" state.
 
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