Would you believe that there is alignment here to raise the minimum wage?
Our survey shows that there is overwhelming support for $9-$10. So while that may be more than some want and less than others. Wouldn't it be wise to follow consensus?
Confiscate the wealth that all members of Congress have accumulated on the backs of the working class and give it to the state, and then make them work for minimum wage. Also, take away their sweet sweet medical benefits. Make them lives like us and I gurantee you they would change their tune.
Each and every time there has been a raising of the minimum wage, there has been a rising of the prices of goods. Minimum wage raises do not fight against inflation, they are a piece of inflation. We need to put the money back on the gold and silver standard, and to stop printing more money.
I was surprised to discover that the minimum hourly wage was raised in 2007 to $5.85 and in 2008 to $6.55 and in 2009 to $7.25.
But since then we've gone 16 years without adjusting the hourly minimu wage to keep pace with inflation.
We need to catch up.
No one including wait-staff should have to work for slave wages.
Trump hose the middle clas and the poor with the help of republicans the ten thing that were over looked! Obamacare, defense strategy, Covid-19, religion in schools marijuana, food security, overtime pay, climate change, tax cuts $1,5 trillion and sexual harassment.
If you want earn above your true worth here is one way
where is the oversight?
feel sorry for florida teachers ... state coffers being emptied rapidly while they and other essential workers take a back seat
If you are a teacher you could be arrested for asking why a superintendent that make $110,000 get a $38,000 raise, when teachers are only paid $38,000 and staff get less?
Yes, we have to raise the federal minimum wage. Many states have already done this. I think smaller businesses will need some initial adjustment time. More than double in 3 years might be a little ambitious in that scenario, but the medium or larger corporations have no excuse. It will not raise inflation. Corporate profits are at an all time high. Of course they don't want less profit and if they squeeze that out of the workers they will continue to do that. There's no data confirming corporations will hire more workers or reinvest in the business if they make more money. A change of thinking or corporate culture is needed. Maybe tie the lowest salary to the highest salary via a percentage?
Yes, raise the minimum wage.
Or, how about we have a maximum wage? Imagine if Elon could only make $2 million a year, instead of $2400 million?
He would have more $ than any one person needs, and would actually be able to pay employees a liveable wage.
We need to do something. The Federal minimum wage doesn't give the people enough money to rent a two bedroom apartment in any city in America, this article says.....not to mention, food , gas, utilities, child care, medical care etc.
As far as I'm concerned, this "bill" wouldn't work unless there was a "freeze" on rent, utilities, food, other necessities, medical costs. Yes, corporae America would lose out on their out-of-line profit margin which they really don't need. Greed and the lust for control and power are destroying us everywhere. Time has come for government to lay down the law on corporate greed so future generations will be able to survive. Price gouging for higher profits is out of control and is destroying the smaller businesses which provide a living for themselves and other workers. Raise the wages BUT FREEZE THE COST ON ALL NECESSITIES. And don't forget to eliminate all the corporate tax writeoffs. They must be made to pay their fair share.
Yes, we should raise the Federal minimum wage.
While many Americans do not make the minimum wage, it is still used to set hourly wages for many low-income jobs in addition to the tipped minimum wage, which is half of the minimum wage in that state.
Additionally, many states such as Pennsylvania do not have their own minimum wage or set theirs based on the federal minimum, and so have remained low for the decades that the current low minimum wage has been in effect.
Let's invest in our people and show that we recognize the difficulty of lower-wage workers by raising the federal minimum wage to a realistic working wage that enables all Americans to afford housing, healthcare, and food.
Legislation with 202 co-sponsors, all democrats previously introduced in 2021, so unless Republicans cross over and vote for it, doesn’t have a chance despite companies and states that have already raised their minimum wages.
10 companies (Aetna, Amazon, Bank of America, Costco, Disney, IKEA, Kaiser, Target, Walmart, Wells Fargo) have increased minimum wage in response to 30 states with minimum wage higher than the national minimum wage, and 10 states (CA, CT, DE, FL, IL, MA, MD, NE, NJ, NY) already at $15/hr now or next couple of years, and 35 cities (Albuquerque, Chicago, DC, Los Angelia, Minneapolis, NYC, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa FE, Seattle, Tucson, etc).
With all the grassroots efforts like the Tucson voter proposition that passed and became ordinance, 9 companies, 30 states and 35 cities, how can Congress, specifically House Republicans continue to ignore the national minimum wage as 202 Democrats are co-sponsoring thus legislation.
Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?
We most Strongly Urge You To Pass the Raise the Wage Act of 2023 - H.R.4889.
Fellow @Causes commenters,
If you live in "Purple States" or "Biden Districts" and have Republican Representatives, contact your Reps to let them know that you strongly support this bill for your fellow citizens, neighbors, grandchildren, children and yourselves.
Other commenters, you should also let your Reps know this is what you want.
We just need 6 Republican votes!
Edited prior comment.