By Jacob Kornbluth (Contact)
To be delivered to: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama
The Minimum Wage in America is currently $7.25 an hour. If the minimum wage had just stayed even with inflation since 1968 it would now be $10.56 an hour. Raising it to $9 is only fair. That’s $18,720 a year for someone working a 40-hour workweek, just above the poverty line for a family of three.
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