How is this fair? A recent study by the Center for Labor Research and Education shows that US taxpayers subsidize low-wage workers in the fast-food industry to the tune of $7 billion a year for the food stamps, medical, housing, and other forms of assistance that their must workers depend on to survive. And that's only ONE industry. Shouldn't the corporations that are benefiting from their labor be responsible for compensating them enough to lead productive lives?
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The federal minimum wage would be $10.76 if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. Hard-working Americans deserve more than poverty wages: Raise the minimum wage to at least $11. Raising the minimum wage is the morally and economically right choice. 72% of Americans support raising the federal minimum wage. No family can survive on $7.25- The annual income for a full-time employee…
Obama, Congress and local officials: Living wage is defined by the wage that can meet the basic needs to maintain a safe, decent standard of living within the community and have the ability to save for future needs and goals. Some estimates have the Living Wage as $13.36 per hour.
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